Taken on a boat trip around some of the islands on the west coast of Thailand. This bay is the main area I visited on a short stop on the island of Koh Phi Phi Don. You can see on the horizon that this area is extremely popular with tourists as there were dozens of boats on the water. This is one of the larger islands and part of me wishes I had had more time, maybe a night or two there. If anyone knows what the white ball dangling from the bamboo is in the foreground I would love to read more in the comments. My guess is that it’s a light for when it is dark.
Just east of Ao Nang on the west coast of Thailand is one of my favourite spots. It isn’t hard to see why. The many islands in the backgrounds, the crystal clear waters and the lovely old long tail boats. This boat looks pretty small in the photograph but it took myself and about 30 others around about half a dozen of the islands off the coast. Last year was the first time I had visited Thailand but I hope it will be the first of many visits. It was paradise.
Having photographed many different forms of transport around the world, boats have to be one of the favourite. This style of long tail boat, photographed on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, seem quite unique to Thailand. Mainly used by tourists, who use them as taxi’s to take them up and down the river. They are particularly photogenic with the brightly painted hulls. The flowers one the front of the boat are for good luck, so I’m told.
This huge statue was photographed in Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok. Translated in to English, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Although this statue must have been at least 20 feet tall, it was only a small part of this temple. It is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. There is a lot of history about the temple and the Grand Palace next door but sadly, I couldn’t find any information about Tosakanth.