Marketing vs reality views of Sanam Luang


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Marketing vs reality views of Sanam Luang - September 27, 2008
An "Amazing Thailand" poster in the subway (left). This year's kite flying festival was cancelled because of the construction of the funeral buildings for Princess Galyani Vadhana. Instead of lush green fields of the marketing version, the reality is a sandy, semi-paved expanse (above) where, from time to time, anti-PAD crowds are plied with cans of Leo Beer as speakers exhort them "settle" the PAD.

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