Category: Thailand

Wat Chang Lom, Sukhothai, Thailand

Situated outside the Sukhothai city limits is a beautiful Wat, the Wat Chang Lom (temple surrounded by elephants) of 14th century. It has a special place in my memory because of the beautiful elephants...

Wat Si Chum, Sukhothai, Thailand

The wats of Sukhothai historical park is scattered over a large area. So there are chances that you may miss out visiting some of the beautiful wats which are at a distance from the...

Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya is another beautiful world heritage site of Thailand. Ayutthaya is 73 kms north of Bangkok, plenty of transportation facilities and can be reached in an hour. Bangkok is well connected to other parts...

Sukhothai, Thailand

If you are a lover of large Buddha statues… huge ones… still standing tall for centuries then Sukhothai is the place! The Sukhothai kingdom existed from 1238 to 1438 AD. Today it is in...

Candles in Wat Phanan Choeng, Thailand

This shot of big orange burning candles was taken in Wat Phanan Choeng, a Buddhist temple in Ayuthaya, Thailand. The Wat Phanan Choeng has a modern look; a concrete finish has been given to...

Pattaya Beach, Thailand

Often tourists are afraid or rather uncomfortable to swim and bathe in foreign waters, particularly in beaches. It is not that they do not know how to swim, but just that they are not...

Tuk-tuk, Thailand

A tuk tuk driver relaxing in his tuk-tuk. He seemed to be taking a break. This tuk tuk looked very strange to me. I was wondering which direction it would move. Seeing the rear...

Pink Water Lily of Thailand

These lily flowers were blooming in a stone bowl in a resort garden in Thailand. I found the pink variety quite common there. My efforts to grow one have failed several times, though the...

Grand Palace, Bangkok

Shots from my archives, these were taken at Bangkok Grand Palace. This was home to the King and his court, and also the entire administrative seat of government. Thai Kings stopped living in the...

Wat Ratchaburana, Ayuthaya, Thailand

The last Wat that I visited in Ayuthaya, Wat Ratchaburana, a fifteenth century Wat seemed to be in a very good condition. The statues of Buddha in standing gesture at each grotto of the...