Chinese New Year
This was a troupe dancing in a procession along w/ others walking under the yellow silk. The sun was blazing that afternoon at Lumpini Park. This was the first time this part of the celebration was held outside of Chinatown... there was still plenty going on in Chinatown.
The Chinese influence on Thai culture and life is profound. So called 'Thai Food' is a relatively new creation heavily influenced and based upon Chinese culinary roots. The variety of food offerings from all over Thailand were astonishing - North to South and East to West.
A6500 1/4000 f2 55mm
And now for a few snaps of the food I mentioned:
(iced thai tea not coffee)