Thailand photos 2002

Udon Thani and Ban Chiang

I spent in Udon Thani and Ban Chiang, a small town not far, several days as guest of good friends.

The city Udon Thani is quite nice, not too much crowded and polluted as many are already also in north Thailand.

I was on my way back from Laos and after several weeks there enter in Thailand made me feel really at home.

Definitely it worth to visit the museum in Ban Chiang where are kept several unique Bronze Age crafts and potteries.

The archaeological site of Ban Chiang is important evidence of a prehistoric population that settled in Southeast… Continue reading

Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok

The Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is located in the historic center of Bangkok within the grounds of the Grand Palace. The construction of the temple started when King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok in 1787.

Unlike other temples it does not contain living quarters for monks. The main building is the central ubosoth, which houses the Emerald Buddha. In the Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok there are three main doors used to enter the temple, however only the King and Queen… Continue reading

Back to Bangkok

Once again in Bangkok, once again 12 hours trip by airplane; once again the terrible heat cut my trough as soon as I jumped out from the airport.

The humid weather in July during the monsoon season is really the worst one.

It was the third time, and after the heat came to me the sensation to be at home. No one will be ever able to explain that.

My destination was Laos and I waited in Bangkok until the Visa was ready to go.

Basically I rested few days, relax, and enjoy the Big Mango, as someone is used… Continue reading