Author: Richard

Wat Khao Chee Chan carved Buddha mountain Pattaya Thailand

July 1, 2015 By Richard

khao Chee Chan carved Buddha mountain   khao chee chan carved buddha mountain, the magnificent cliff facet,displays the outline of a sitting Sukhothai-Lanna Buddha inlaid with gold leaf. This noble work is constructed for dedication to the commemoration of His Majesty the King’s Golden Jubilee, the 50th anniversary of his accession to the throne. This […]

Na Jomtien beach various photos

June 29, 2015 By Richard

Na Jomtien beach various photos   Na Jomtien beach (จอมเทียน) or Jomtien Beach (หาดจอมเทียน, Haat Jomtien), on road signs and road maps also often written Chom Tian, is a town on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand about 165 km southeast of Bangkok in Chonburi Province. It is about 3 km south of Pattaya and […]

Ayutthaya Thailand

June 28, 2015 By Richard

Pictures of Ayutthaya Thailand, various Wats and Buddhas   Ayutthaya Thailand founded around 1350, Ayutthaya became the second capital of Siam after Sukhothai. Throughout the centuries, the ideal location between China, India and the Malay Archipelago made Ayutthaya the trading capital of Asia and even the world. By 1700 Ayutthaya had become the largest city […]

Chiang Mai photographs various December 2014

June 27, 2015 By Richard

Chiang Mai photographs various December 2014 Discover Thailand with Thailand Discovery The City of Chiang Mai lies at 300 m elevation in a vast mountainous area. Approximately 700 km from Bangkok, Chiang Mai and its province is known for its relatively high mountain ranges (Doi Suthep, Doi Inthanon, Doi Luang Chiang Dao, etc.), abundant flora […]

Maesa elephant camp Chiang Mai Thailand

June 22, 2015 By Richard

Maesa elephant camp Chiang Mai Thailand Discover Thailand with Thailand Discovery   Maesa elephant camp Chiang Mai. “Maesa Elephant Camp” flanks a rushing river in a beautiful lush tropical valley a mere twenty minutes scenic drive from downtown Chiang Mai. Having been open for nearly thirty years and currently home to seventy eight elephants, we […]

Thailand Wats Wat Saman Chachoengsao Near Bangkok

June 21, 2015 By Richard

Thailand Wats Wat Saman Chachoengsao Near Bangkok Discover Thailand with Thailand Discovery Wat Saman Chachoengsao or Paet Rio is a province in Eastern Thailand. It has a history dating back to the reign of King Borommatrailo kkanat in the Ayutthaya period. People originally settled by the Bang Pakong River and along canals. “Luangpho Phuttha Sothon” […]

Ko Lan Island Pattaya

June 21, 2015 By Richard

Ko Lan Island Pattaya   Ko Lan is the largest of the “near islands”, off south Pattaya. It is at the southeast end of the Bay of Bangkok, on the east side of the Gulf of Siam. Administratively Ko Lan belongs to the Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chonburi Province. Ko Lan lies 8 km from the nearest […]

Wat Sothonwararam Chachoengsao Province Thailand

June 20, 2015 By Richard

Wat Sothonwararam Chachoengsao Province Thailand Wat Sothonwararam Chachoengsao Province Thailand Wat Sothonwararam is a temple in Chachoengsao Province, Thailand. Located in the Municipality of Mueang Chachoengsao alongside the Bang Pakong River, it was initially named ‘Wat Hong,’ and was built in the late Ayutthaya period. The temple has the ‘Luangpho Phuttha Sothon,’ the revered Buddha […]

Wat Chedi Luang Chiang Mai Thailand

June 12, 2015 By Richard

Wat Chedi Luang Chiang Mai Thailand Wat Chedi Luang Chiang Mai Thailand. We visited Chiang Mai in December of last year and tried to see as many ‘Wats’ (temples) as we possibly could in and around Chiang Mai. This for me is the most prolific Wat in Chiang Mai seeped in history from its construction […]