These were at various beaches around Koh Samui, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Pha-Ngan: Advertisements
This was on another boat tour. The emerald Andaman Sea is gorgeous:
From the top of Thailand we flew down to the Southern beaches and islands. I’m not entirely sure which island is which in the photos but I think I’ve got it. This was on a short boat tour from Phuket to Phang-Nga National Park: You can see some stunning rock art around the cliffs: Here … More Southern Beaches 1 – Phuket
This is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, just outside Chiang Mai, said to have been founded in 1368 after King Nu Naone placed a relic on the back of a white elephant which ran up the hill at Doi Suthep, trumpeted three times and died. This, as the sign says, is the most northern point of […]
This is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, just outside Chiang Mai, said to have been founded in 1368 after King Nu Naone placed a relic on the back of a white elephant which ran up the hill at Doi Suthep, trumpeted three times and died. Some other temples near Chiang Mai: Scenery near Chiang Mai:
This temple was built in the 14th century and the name translates to “silver lake temple”:
Wat Sri Chum, which means “temple of the bodhi tree”, was built in the late 13th century. It features a large Buddha known as Phra Acana, which means ‘one who is not frightened’ or ‘unperturbed’. Legend has it that an invading Burmese army fled at the sight of the image:
Sukhothai, which means “dawn of happiness”, was the seat of a kingdom from 1238 until 1438. The ruins of the capital, a UNESCO World Heritage site, lie in a beautifully well-preserved and maintained park just outside the modern city. The largest and most impressive temple in the park is Wat Mahathat founded between 1292 and 1347 as … More Wat Mahathat
Wat Thammikarat actually pre-dates the founding of Ayutthaya in 1351. Although now mostly in ruins, it is still an active monastery.
Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon was established in 1357 following the deaths of two Ayutthaya princes of cholera. It was later sacked by the Burmese in 1767 and left deserted until 1957 when it was re-established and the reclining Buddha here was restored in 1965.