Monday, 24 April 2017
To see a spiritual side of Thai culture you have to get up early and head to the streets where the monks are out for their daily alps. You will see normal men and women offerings to the monks for the karma merits. Why would do they such a thing? It was in the Buddha teachings. You have to ask the monks for those teachings
They are the keeper of the Buddha teachings. If you have a chance to hear one of the Dharma talks then I suggest you go and listen to it. And maybe during the Q&A you might want to raise the question to them.
Saturday, 22 April 2017
This shot was taken in a crossed between two rivers. Ayuttaya was selected because it was a natural island with three rivers joint together. It was a fascinating experiences to cruise around the island during sunset. A real Thai experiences I must added.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Great thing about Chiangmai was it old city square. There's so much happening with pubs and clubs within the square that you could spend days exploring. I was in Chiangmai for seven days to explore the numerous temples within the square. But after day time exploring there were great things to do at night if you knew where to go.
Monday, 17 April 2017
The great things about Thailand were so many temples to explore. This was on of those temples inside the old square. I really like the architecture of the roofs and it colours. Apparently it means to represents the three jewels in Buddhism, The Buddha, Sutra and the Sangha. The colour of the roof I mean, just like to clarify that for those non-Buddhists out there.
Sunday, 16 April 2017
I booked this tour to see the temples at night and I knew the view from there was good. Unfortunately due to the traffic I was picked up half an hour late and just that time period I have missed out on a good photo opportunity. Oh well I promised myself to come back to Chiangmai one day to capture it again.
The stairs going to up the top of the temple at night time was not so bad after all. I'm glad I did the tour at night and there was no tourists at all. The view from the top to Chiangmai city was okay but I've been to Penang Hill in Malaysia and the view was similar but with Penang Hill there was the bridges and ocean in the background so it was a better photo. As least when you travel to get to compare places.
Saturday, 15 April 2017
Sure there were restaurants but to fully emerge yourself in any culture you have to eat what the locals eat. Thailand street foods are famous the world over but this cart was desert. I've save the exotic stuff for you to see when you're in Thailand.
Friday, 14 April 2017
One of the famous Buddha statue in Thailand but few tourists know about the place. You definitely need a guide to show you around if you want to truly understand the historical significant of the Sukhothai.
I was staying in a local guesthouse and the owner was very friendly, she was very keen and proud of Sukhothai and its history. I didn't know a few places until I have spoken to her. Certainly a worthwhile destination to stick around for awhile to explore it fully.
I only stayed for two nights from a recommendatin from an expat but certainly you need at least 3 nights here to explore it fullly. Oh well I guess I have to come back to it one day to exlore it again. But certainly the photos that I wanted from the location I have got from my research of other people photos on the Internet.