Thursday, April 30, 2009

Finance & Artist

I took this from Kasikorn Bank headquarter in Bangkok, located in Rama 3 Road, near Chaopraya river. It is very beautiful building and full of art things like paintings, sculpture, portrait. It has art gallery display inside the bank too.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dusit Zoo, Bangkok

I took my niece there early this year, take lot of her photo with animal. This is only one photo I have without people in the scene.

Quite a good zoo. Children will probably love it as it has the usual guests: tigers, giraffes,hippos and the rest. The elephants were as you can imagine quite popular.

There is as well a lake where you can rent one of those waterboats with pedals and pedal for half an hour ( 50 baths the 1/2 hour) and see the gardens. In the lake there are fish, alligators and turtles. Careful not to run them over ;-)

The access to the zoo is really cheap, 30 baths per person and as I said children will love it and it won't break the bank. The grounds used to be originally the private botanical gardens of king Rama V and you can see still the different species of flora cultivated here.

More info is here

King Naresuan the Great, The King who dared to change the destiny of a Nation

I don't know myself either why I take this monument at the backside, probably I have weired mind that time as most of monument is shown only front side. It is monument of King Naresuan the Great, which is located in Phetchaburi Province inside army camp. It is large army camp for paratrooper.

King Naresuan the Great was King of Ayutthaya kingdom from 1590 until his death in 1605. Naresuan was one of Siam's most revered monarchs as he was known for his campaigns to free Siam from Burmese tributary.

We made film about him to, you can see here. It is very good film, and great production.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wat Phu Khao Thong (Golden Mountain Temple), Ayutthaya

I visited this temple called Wat Phu Khao Thong, in English meaning The Golden Mountain Temple in February 2007 with friends. Thai Buddhisms have belief that if we could go to make merit for 9 temples in one day, it will bring extra luck to our life. This temple was one of the nine temples I went for that time.

It has been very hot day, but so enjoy.

History in brief of this temple related to Burmese is here.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Reproduced Emerald Buddha

In many temples of Thailand requested to have Reproduced Emerald Buddha and keep in their chapel for local people who can't afford going to see Authenthic Emerald Buddha in Bangkok. I took this picture during the Thai New Year again, as people will do Bathing Buddha Image for their good luck in the year.

Hope this information will give you additional idea of what we do in Songkran beside teenagers water splashing.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tasty Mango

This photo is very common I think, I got this photo during my Thai New Year holiday (Songkran Festival). It is in my hometown as Mango is very famous fruit in my city. Every year they set up the Grand Sale for all sort of mango and it is one of cute display. Mango is very tasty! and it becomes more tasty if you eat with sticky rice. They made in various color by nature color.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Parasailing in Clear Sky

I took this shot while I was in Pattaya, one of my friend want to play Parasailing. Love the sky color and he made me believe that he had great fun with it.

Pattaya is well-known town of Thailand for ages in term of beautiful beaches, nightlife, bar and tiffany show. It became world famous when Thai protesters force Asia summit cancellation in April 2009.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Biggest RCC Dam in the world

Klong Tha Dan Dam and its scenic point,which's the biggest Roller-Compacted Concrete(RCC) Dam in the world. It's in Nakhon Nayok province. This project is established by our King to solve flooding in Nakhon Nayok and Prachin Buri area.

Naja Chinese Temple, Chonburi

It probably is the biggest Chinese temple in Thailand. There are 3 magnificent storeys with EVERY Chinese god you can imagine. Especially you walk down to the basement, you will meet each Chinese gods that take care each year since the world was built

The artistry here is mixed between Chinese, Indian and Thai the wall painting is so beautiful and tender.

Temple Website is here

Pine Trees Beach, Rayong

Beach at Suan Son before sun set, this beach is located approximately 4 kilometers from Ban Phe. Travel along the beach-front road and visitors will find a place that offers true relaxation under the shade of pine trees.

Reclining Buddha in Rayong

This reclining buddha photo was taken in Wat Pa Pradu, the temple is located next to a market which offers interesting local Thai and Chinese food.

Fisherman's ship, Rayong

The best view from seafood restaurant, seeing typical fisherman’s ship located at the end of Hat Mae Ramphueng. Visitors can also see how they catch fish and process seafood.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Ko Kret & The Dessert Canal, Nonthaburi

I took this photo when I was on the house where selling Thai dessert, this area it was called Ko Kret or Kret island in the Chao Phraya River. It is close to The Dessert Canal (Khlong khanom wan) . I enjoyed the show on how to make Thai desserts and shopping all the sweetmeats as souvenirs.

Gander Love Goose

I found this Gander & Goose couple when I travel to Hua Hin during July 03, 2008. This looked cute for me and thinking of being couple with someone.

Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan

I select this to be my debut of Thailand-In-Photos blog, only because it is located in my hometown. This is very famous temple in Thailand. The present chapel (ubosot) is a new, beautiful, and gigantic building which has replaced the old one. The chapel actually depicts the style of the applied Rattanakosin period.

Thanks to Gordon, publisher of Adelaide in Photos, who inspired me of putting photo of my country.