CentralWorld Christmas Tree - before and after
Christmas is already coming to Bangkok. Here it is not even Halloween and the giant Christmas tree is going up at CentralWorld. I am not sure but if you ask me it looks like it might be bigger this year that last. We will have wait and see! I do have to tell you the season does seem to be changing here in Bangkok, with the rains coming less frequently and the air seems drier.
Updated Photo set 2012!
Christmas in Thailand 2012, a set on Flickr.
Just as in the rest of the world, Christmas in the city means big business. Although rather late by Western standards, Bangkok stores and shopping malls will begin putting up their decorations during the end of October. By December, the Christmas festivities will be in full swing and the entire city will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland. Every building, bridge and street light will be positively festooned in colorful, twinkling lights and decorations; the tuk-tuk drivers will be sporting Santa hats and at the bigger stores Santa Claus himself will be greeting Christmas shoppers with his palms pressed together in a wai, the traditional Thai greeting.
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Christmas in Bangkok 2010, a set on Flickr.
I will be adding to my collection of Christmas in Thailand 2012 Photos as we get closer to Christmas an Thailand brings Christmas to life!