The Sunken Temple

The Sunken Temple also called Wat Saam Prasob is found in Sangklaburi.  This temple is known for being weathered , old and worn because it has been there sitting on the water for more than 30 years.

This temple was in the heart of a small town that was destroyed when Vajiralongkorn Dam in Thailand was built. These are the only remnants that can be seen until today of what was once a pivot place of the Mon and the Karen tribes.  Many people visit this place by boat.

Weathered, old and almost forgotten as it may seem but I still wonder why many people still come to visit this place.  It may be because of the unfortunate situation that this place went through and people are curious about it or is it because of the history that were rooted when this place was once on the ground and not under water.  Oh well, let the place speak alone for itself!

 

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Texture

Textures are everywhere. They can be interpreted with how we see things, how we describe things and how we even feel. All these make up the texture of the things that surround us.

My photos are stone formations of a Buddhist belief done in a particular area in Thailand. You see the stones as hard and rough. But how do you feel seeing these stones piled like the way they are? Having seen them for the first time drew my attention to getting the reason behind this belief. I, somehow, managed to know the reason but I could go on and on asking many whys. So, I may just conclude that what we make in our lives are textures of how we live that life.

Unusual

River Kwai (pronounced as Kw-ey) is an unusual exciting place to visit while in the Western part of Thailand. The best time to visit this river is first thing after sunshine. I can guarantee an awesome and unusual experience when you get up close as an inch away from a passing train. People stand on the railways to take photos and selfies as the train approaches. We do not get this kind of experience in other places. If ever you find your way in this place, do not miss the chance to take a selfie on the passing train along the River Kwai bridge.

San Juanico Bridge

Each place has its story to tell. Where I grew up has marked history as one of the strongest cities in world. Surely, there is no place like home but this place survived the strongest typhoon ever recorded in 2013 – Haiyan.

Tacloban is just a small city that’s surrounded by water. One of its remarkable spot is the longest bridge in the Philippines that was built in this place – the city where I grew up. History wrote that this bridge was built out of love. Even if it was slightly damaged by that Monster Haiyan but it still stands beautifully and still serves it’s purpose.

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Culture Heritage

Exposing the beautiful artifacts of The Land of Smiles – Thailand.  These are few of my photo collections from many years ago.

Thai culture has so far been untouched.  No matter how much people are exposed to the modernity of this world, they were able to keep their culture just as how it was planted to them by their forefathers.  They have kept this heritage for more than 100 years.  Just as it is.  Amazing Thailand!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

via Photo Challenge: Ambience

These photos were taken during a trip on a Christmas-New Year holiday to the West of Thailand.  This is considered one of the biggest provinces in the West with extravagant hidden beauty inside it.  A trip to Kanchanaburi is worth on the top list places to visit when in Thailand.

I’ll be featuring a place called Erawan Waterfalls – where you need to cross different paths going to the 7th level.  You can play in the water as you go along the levels and of course enjoy beautiful scenery around.  Koi fish roam around every level in the water.  So, free foot and body spa. SPLENDID!  Take some selfies and have fun.

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Level 1

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Level 2

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Level 3

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Level 7

Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra

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Sarasin Bridge, Pa Nga, Phuket, Thailand

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right side view going to the bridge

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extra view from the bridge

Extra, extra it is! This is a good place to see when one plans to come to Thailand. These were taken at Pa Nga, Phuket – the famous Sarasin Bridge. Road trippers usually get off the road when they pass by an outstanding blue-green sea water and amazing blue sky along the way. They usually make a U-turn at the end of the motorway on picture #3 if they really want to savor the view of the bridge. A nice late afternoon walk is preferable when the stunning sun is on it’s way to bed.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

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Arch Passage

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Piazza Grande, Pakchong

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the window to a new experience

Threshold is an opening to a new state or experience.  This was a new place to discover – an Italian setting located around 1 hour from the main roads of Pakchong, Thailand.  It was a good adventure I would always fondly recall.

The adventure started when I and my friend, Dexie, decided to go on an adventure on our one day holiday.  We don’t want to sit and sleep all day so we hit off the road early morning and head off to an unusual place we don’t usually go.  What made the adventure fun was that we don’t know the place, we don’t have a map, we speak little Thai and we don’t have much money.  But, we did it anyway. It was worth the risk.  Thankful that we were bold enough to go, at least.  I had much fun.

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

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Taken in Chiang Mai’s Art in Paradise.  It’s an amazing 4D picture of an abandoned ship.

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Taken in one of the famous places ravaged by the strongest typhoon in 2013 – Haiyan (locally known Yolanda).  This is an old chapel in one of the city’s tourist spot – The Sto. Nino Shrine.  It was once the mansion of our First Lady Imelda Marcos.