Sunday, October 27, 2013

Wat Rong Khun - White Palace/Temple - Chiang Rai, Thailand

Created by Thai visual artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat in his hometown of Chiang Rai, the main temple is dazzling white and ornate. But as you get closer, you are reminded of the dark side of life - death, human struggles and weaknesses - like in the outstretched hands trying to escape hell.

Grilled Field Rats - Thailand

Along the way to Phitsanulok, Thailand during the rice harvesting season, you will find stalls near rice fields selling grilled field rats. It is enterprising how rice farmers reduce the population of these little pests that can ruin a rice crop.

Friday, October 11, 2013

A River Camp in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Close to Hellfire Pass and the River Kwai is the Hintok River tented camp, a place of quietude and respite in the midst of a semi-tame jungle.  There are some modern-day amenities such as internet access and air conditioning so you are not totally cutoff from the rest of the world.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Production of Bamboo Skewers - Thailand

Just harvested bamboo

Sorting and selection of cut bamboo for milling

Production of bamboo skewers

Quality control of bamboo skewers prior to packaging

and finally, the nicely-packaged bamboo skewers ready for distribution.....

Wat Mahathat - Temple Ruins at Sukhothai, Thailand

For a historical background of the Ayutthaya temples and ruins, check out the following link: