Satellite Photos of Bangkok

A few months back I was telling you about the new google web site where you could view satellite photos of my home province of Samut Prakan. At that time there were no photos available of Bangkok. But, google have just done an update. You cannot see it on their online version, but if you download Google Earth you can then explore Bangkok from the comfort of your living room!

This first picture clearly shows Sanam Luang (the brown looking green field). You can see how near to the river it is. At the southern end is the Grand Palace complex. The wide road running across the top is Ratchadamnoen. At the roundabout is the Democracy Monument. Can you see Wat Suthat? (Go to page 2 for a closer look at the temple)

In this next picture I have zoomed in to show the Grand Palace. In the top right is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. In the middle is the actual palace. The southern half of the compound is the “harem” made famous by Anna in the movie The King and I. Only women were allowed here. Even the guards protecting the entrance were women.

There are more pictures on page 2 and also the link to download Google Earth for free!

12 responses to “Satellite Photos of Bangkok

  1. I didn’t know we can GoogleMap Thailand???

    Oooh I’m going to go look up my house. A few notches up from Lumpini Park.

  2. Hey, looks like the software is better. I’ll go back and play with it somemore. Thanks, Richard. 😎

  3. Perfect pictures for Superman before he visits Bangkok!

  4. Very cool! I can’t find my house. I could see roughly where it would be (around the west end of Petchburi road), but couldn’t make out the soi. I guess it must be hidden by the trees. I think there a lot of trees in Bangkok compared to other metropolitan cities. Bangkok looks beautiful by satellite. The traffic does not even look that bad.

  5. One thing I found by trying to see my house here in the US, the map seems to be out dated. I think I saw what looked like to be what I used to be my car about 5 years ago.

    May be the map is more current for some other locations.

    Again, I may be wrong since I could only zoom in so much.

  6. a month ago I looked at my house on this site in Sydney, but I could not save the photo to a file, maybe it is because I still use windows 98
    can I now save the photo’s if I down load this soft ware

  7. The Google Earth client requires certain system configurations in order to run smoothly.

    Minimum configuration:

    Operating system: Windows 2000, Windows XP
    CPU speed: Intel® Pentium® PIII 500 MHz
    System memory (RAM): 128MB
    200MB hard-disk space
    3D graphics card: 3D-capable video card with 16MB VRAM
    1024×768, 32-bit true color screen
    Network speed: 128 kbps (“Broadband/Cable Internet”)
    I’m very disappointed, my computer complies with every thing, except I use Windows 98
    is it possible it can still work at a lower standard.

  8. What’s stopping the attacker from waltzing in right now anyway? Like our security is ever that tight…

    This is silly if you ask me.

  9. Richard, I didn’t notice you pointing out your company’s headquarters? How close are you guys to the river? In the area everyone is close tot he river I guess, but where do you do business from? Where do you keep this running from?

    Or are the images not up to date enough to be showing a clear representation?

  10. I did an earlier blog of Google Earth that showed my house in relation to the river. The company name is “Paknam” which means “river mouth” in Thai.

    Click here.

  11. people of thailand are very generous and easy to talk to eventhough it is hard for me Filipina to understand their language..i am hoping to visit thailand in the future and to know about the thai.

  12. i like bangkok so much 1 time i was in bangkok 1979 last time 1987 i was in bangkok more than 25 time how ever i like to came to bangkok ple tall bangkok now good or danger bucus iwill came to bangkok 2008 july i,m waiting you,r reply thank you so much asis from saudi arabia