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31 minutes ago, Clear Sky said:

Oh look, the buses are the same.

Along with family values, property rights and gender classifications. 

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5 minutes ago, BeltAndRoad said:

Basic geography is lacking.

Was never the Americans strong suit. 555

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23 hours ago, Xangsamhua said:

In those days I think the Thai Daimaru department store was on the left, followed by the Gaysorn Arcade which contained the Chartered Bank, the Chalermnit bookstore and Wimpy's Burgers if my memory is right.

 

Thai Daimaru was on the right (now Central) in 1969 and had the only escalator in Thailand.  It was one soi back from street.  It later moved to the the above and underground location on left side with Gayson just before the corner after it.  Do not recall any Wimpy's burgers - it was a bar area except for a French restaurant and the President Hotel

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Great pic !! I wasn't even born then, post some more please :-)

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Hey those buses and trucks are still running.

Must be well maintained. 

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1 hour ago, lopburi3 said:

Thai Daimaru was on the right (now Central) in 1969 and had the only escalator in Thailand.  It was one soi back from street.  It later moved to the the above and underground location on left side with Gayson just before the corner after it.  Do not recall any Wimpy's burgers - it was a bar area except for a French restaurant and the President Hotel

Too late to edit but some memory restored - Gaysorn (an area - not an arcade) had The Rendezvous, Siamese Doll and Three Sisters on one strip of bars.  Also a fairly upscale but small French restaurant.  In basement of President Hotel was a popular bar/restaurant also.  There was a nightclub and other bars but they changed often.  Was an alternative to Patpong for civilians who avoided the noisy New Phetchaburi R&R area.

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