As you peruse these pictures and two-minute video of the holiday decorations around town, just keep repeating this mantra to yourself:
“It’s a predominately Buddhist nation… It’s a predominately Buddhist nation…”
Sure, you may find that really hard to believe given the huge quantity of Christmas ornamentation, but that’s just as much a testament to the commercialisation of Christmas than any conversion of the Thai populace to a new faith.
Above, the Central Chidlom department store on Phloenchit Road. Below, Central World Plaza on the corner of Rama I and Ratchaprop Roads.
Here’s a little video, set to cheerful music by Nat King Cole, to help you enjoy the sights of the season here in the wintry Big Mango: