Bangkok in the 1970s! Beautiful pictures capture city before tourism changed it forever | Pack Thailand
Beautiful pictures of Bangkok before a mass tourism boom changed the landscape forever. Dutch photographer Don Oppedijk, now 65, captured the serene shots during trips across Asia in 19977 and 1981. They show quiet streets, women in silk sarongs and the now iconic street food sellers carrying their wares in bamboo baskets. Even in the China Town district, the wide roads were deserted and temples – now popular tourist attractions – were empty. But after a massive government tourism campaign in the early 80s and the introduction of the Boeing 747, visitor numbers surged from a few hundred thousand per year to