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.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
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
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
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.....
For a historical background of the Ayutthaya temples and ruins, check out the following link: http://www.ayutthaya-history.com/Temples_Ruins_MahaThat.html