IT’S a steamy, pulsating, heady mix.
A metropolis of more than 10 million people, it is intense, intoxicating, but thoroughly addictive – Bangkok.
Thailand’s capital is one of Asia’s most frenetic cities and a tourist mecca, the large amounts of cash that flows into the city from visitors is as crucial to its survival as the Chao Phraya River that flows through it – bisecting the city.
By night it turns into a hedonistic playground with a well-documented seedy underbelly.
In daylight it is a very different place, perhaps even more fast-paced, but somewhere you will find huge wealth and grinding poverty existing side-by-side.
From glitzy air-conditioned megamalls a stone’s throw from grimy back streets to elaborate Buddhist temples sharing the same space as neon-lit sleazy sex-bars.
Jared Morgan of Booked.net shares some photographs of perhaps one of the most contrasting and confronting cities in the world.