Saphan Kwai in 1968

Saphan Kwai in 1968

We came across this old photo (right) of the northeast corner of the Saphan Kwai (Buffalo Bridge) intersection in 1968. It is from the website of J.B. Sadler, a former U.S. soldier once stationed in Bangkok. The photo below shows what the same corner looks like today. The gold shop (on the corner) that was there in 1968 is still there today. There was even more development in intervening years--before the Skytrain, this intersection had a "flyover" bridge that has since been torn down to make room for the Skytrain construction. Just beyond the left edge of these photos was the old Saphan Kwai Market which is being replaced with a Big-C supermarket.

(Photo: J.B. Sadler)


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)


(Photo: J.B. Sadler)

Above: Looking west along Suthisarn after the Saphan Kwai intersection in 1968.
Below: The same view in 2006



(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Also: Last glimpse of Saphan Kwai Market and Suthisarn Road 1963/2006
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