Thailand’s Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week

Many pictures are posted about Thailand every day. These are just ten that caught my attention that I am posting here as the Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week. If you find any good ones next week, please bring it to my attention on Twitter by adding “cc @RichardBarrow”.

At first glance, you might think that this picture was taken in a European city. But, you would be wrong. It is in fact here in Thailand at a place called Chocolate Ville in the eastern suburbs of Bangkok. It is a themed restaurant popular with Thai people. This picture was tweeted by @noponop.

This is a really beautiful picture snapped and tweeted by @forestmat of some monks on their morning alms round. Almost perfect symmetry. Notice their bare feet. It should be pointed out that their order is not by age but number of years in the monkhood. Secondly, you can spot a novice monk on the alms round, even an adult one, because they leave one shoulder bare.

There seems to be a lot of reports coming in recently of cars on fire. Often for no apparent reason. This is another vehicle where the gas tank exploded on Friday. Apparently no-one was hurt and the fire brigade were able to bring the blaze under control. This picture was tweeted by @Pacharapapon.

On Friday, traffic in central Bangkok was brought to a standstill when a group of female traffic cops ran out into Ratchaprasong Intersection and started to dance. No, they hadn’t gone crazy. They were making a road safety music video for the upcoming Songkran holidays. Click here to watch the video on youtube. This picture was tweeted by @fm91trafficpro

This beautiful picture tweeted by @edwfree early on Friday morning shows monks on their continuing pilgrimage through Bangkok. This was their last day and they have finally reached their destination temple which is Wat Paknam. This picture was shot at Wong Wian Yai in Thonburi.

Construction of the royal crematorium on Sanam Luang in Bangkok for Her Royal Highness Princess Bejaratana is now finished. As you can see from this picture tweeted on Friday by @Chai_DN, the buildings are looking very beautiful.  The three-day mourning period is scheduled for 8th-10th April.  The main pavilion, crematorium and other buildings will then be open for the public to visit on 11th-17th April. If you are in the area then don’t miss out on this rare opportunity.

On Thursday morning, a hostage situation took place on Rama III Road near the ramp to Krung Thep Bridge. A man, who was said to be high on drugs, took his wife hostage and threatened her with a long knife. The situation ended when policeman used a taser to subdue him. What happened next was caught on a video when hundreds of onlookers and media rushed him. His wife was taken to hospital with minor wounds. Click here to watch the video. This picture was tweeted by @yeelek_tm.

I love these pictures taken in Thailand that could be just about anywhere in the world. This one was taken and tweeted by @Yuttapong151 at the Al Fresco restaurant in Palio Khao Yai.

This is a beach location that is instantly recognisable. I must admit doing the same as these girls when I went there. I mean, I had my picture taken in front of James Bond Island. I didn’t jump like that. This picture was tweeted by @shintarizonna.

This last picture was tweeted by @tri26 this evening. It was taken at 6 p.m. of some hailstones that fell in Phayao in northern Thailand. This is something you don’t see that often in Thailand. But this is not the first time I have heard of hailstones. Some as large as golf balls. A tweet from @thaicam added that his in-laws told him that part of a roof flew off in the storm.

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