Home » Thailand » River Houses

River Houses

Houses built on the river in Bangkok.

There are a lot of houses built right on the river.  If you aren’t on land the country can’t charge you money, so it’s tax free housing.  It is also the traditional way of building houses.  People would build around the rivers and canals because it’s easy to travel and grow.  The land would be flat and wet so that they could easily walk or boat to their destinations.  Personally I feel these homes have a simplistic beauty to them even though they are built up like shacks.  I imagine the tin roofs must get very hot though in the humid heat of the summer.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s