March 10, 2013

BKK: Fit for a king

Rama IX Bridge in Bangkok, Thailand The Rama IX Bridge over the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand is named after King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He is known as Rama IX and is Thailand's longest-reigning monarch, having occupied the throne since 1946. The Chao Phraya is one of Thailand's major rivers, and in English, it is called the River of Kings. The bridge was built in 1984–1987, and was renamed during King Bhumibol's 60th birthday in 2006.

It is the first cable-stayed bridge I have ever seen, and we saw it only once, during an evening Chao Phraya River sightseeing cruise. I was completely awed.
 
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11 comments:

Red Nomad OZ said...

That's a magnificent sight! All bridges should look this good at night!!

Tamera said...

Wow! It's spectacular by night!

Cezar and Léia said...

I guess nowhere else in the world is a king so much loved by his people as in Thailand!
God bless you!
Cezar

Birdman said...

The first one I saw was in Boston. On seeing it first, I said, "what is this!"

George said...

What a beautiful bridge. Your photo is magnificent as well.

LONDONLULU said...

The bridge is a sight fit for kings! Gorgeous architecture and night shot, what a fantastic experience you must have had.

Pierre BOYER said...

Very nice bridge....

Pierre

Ann said...

like the slick lines.

Louis la Vache said...

Very belatedly, «Louis» thanks you for this fine contribution to Sunday Bridges.

«Louis» works all weekend each weekend and it is often difficult for him to properly acknowledge those who have contributed to the meme.

NatureFootstep said...

A perfeact shot of the beautiful bridge. :)

JM said...

Wonderful night shot, Hilda! The Chao Phraya is a world in itself. Love it.