||Phuket is the largest island in
Thailand and development in the tourist industry has gone on unabbated
since the Tsunami in 2004. Most of the 45 photos in this set were taken
around Karon beach where we stayed. If you plan to goto Phuket here's
a pretty good web site
||We only spent 2 days in Bangkok
this trip and most of that time was spent in Jim Thompson's house (during
a thunderstorm), Wat Pho and Wat Ratchanadda. Since the temples have their
own sections there are only 12 photos in this set. Not to be missed though
is the dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River.
||Since I spent 2 weeks in a rural
village with my in-laws far removed from normal tourist places this for
me is more of the real Thailand. The 61 photos in this set are just your
average everyday life in Thailand.
||As an Artist I'm attracted to bright
colors that pull my eye and snap my attention. Thailand is a garden of Eden and flowers are always in vibrant
bloom. For example there are more than 1000 species of orchids. This set contains 23 photos.
||Thailand in known as the 'Land of
Smiles'. Not everyone in this set of 28 photos is smiling but I'm thinking
you will be after viewing them.
||Songkran Festival is the celebration
of the Thai New Year. Since it comes during the hottest time of the year
the best way to celebrate is to fill a 55 gallon drum up with water on
the back of a pickup and drive into town and splash everybody. Since everyone
else has the same idea total bedlam ensues. There are 44 photos in this
||Ida asked me near the end of the
trip why I was so crazy about Temples and Monks. I'm not sure if it would
ever be possible for me to give them a dull everyday acceptance. There
are 43 photos in this set.
|Wat Pho Temple BKK
||We had already been to the Grand
Palace but had missed out on seeing Wat Pho on previous trips. Our saving
grace was getting there right at 8:00AM when it opens. Around 8:45AM six
tour busses emptied out and the noisey sight-seeing hoard they unloaded
drove us outta there. There are 49 photos in this set.