Thailand Photo Journal
For 80 Bhat (USD$2.75) , we rented two chairs and one beach umbrella on the soft white sand of Phra Ae beach on the island of Ko Lanta, Thailand.
In the area known as the Golden Triangle, where Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet, there are many tourist attractions along the Mekong River that draw visitors including this giant Buddha.
Although enjoying the beach and clear blue water is one of the main reasons folks travel to Ao Nang, in Thailand, the beach there on the shore is not much to look at.
The beach town of Ao Nang in Thailand is dominated by these huge limestone cliffs that seem to hover above the town and divide the beach as well.
The tropics of Thailand provide a wealth of magnificent blooms, such as this Bougainvillea. This one, on the island of Koh Lanta, where we stayed for about two weeks, took our breath away with it’s startling color.
The Long-tail boat is Thailand’s most distinctive form of coastal transport. It is powered by an automobile engine that is mounted on a long pole allowing for great maneuverability.
Inside the temple Ooperakoot in Chiang Mai, Thailand, are more than a dozen holy statues of Buddha, showing amazing variety in the Buddha’s position, garb and posture.
At the Elephant Nature Park sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a staff member hand feeds one of the younger elephants and his mother. They must eat for about 18 hours/ day to maintain caloric intake.
This huge limestone cliff is part of the chain of six tiny islands known as Koh Haa. Surrounded by crystal clear water and an abundant coral reef, it is a prime snorkeling and diving site.
Every night in Chiang Mai thousands of vendors sell their wares in the famous night market. The size of the market is staggering, going on for so many blocks that it would take hours to see all of it.