Thailand 2009 Bangkok

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Thailand. Bangkok. Tha Tian. Cockfighting. A cockfight is a blood sport between two roosters, held in a ring called a cockpit. The combatants, known as gamecocks, are specially bred birds, conditioned for increased stamina and strength.  Cocks possess congenital aggression toward all males of the same species. The cockpit is built in an illegal squatter house along the river bank and above the Chao Phraya River Tha Tian is a community located in the downtown area and in the center of the urban historic district, called Koh Rattanakosin. 30.03.09 © 2009 Didier Ruef