Bonus scenes from Phu Chi Fa

October 30, 2008

It likely becomes a habit when I have my camera on hands. Keeping an eye opens and be ready for any shots in any seconds. Here are some results of it… 

 

Enjoy the view

What a romance!

Look to the left

Look to the left

Same type

Same type

Hello, girl

Hello, girl


Phu Chi Fa Forest Park, Thailand

October 29, 2008

 

Located in Chiang Rai province, Thailand. The forest park is named as its geography. “Phu” means to a summit; “Chi” is “to point (up)” and “Fa” means to a sky. To make it more clearly, it is a “skyward summit”.

 

 

Pathway

 

The best time to go up there is before sunrise. Walking distance 760 meters from a parking lot along the curve cliff pathway, it isn’t that far. Because of you will be enjoyably with spectacular scenery particularly the sea of mist.

Beautiful dawn

Beautiful dawn

Stunning view of the mist sea

Stunning view of the mist sea

 

Although Phu Chi Fa is in Thailand, however, when you stand at the summit and look downward to the view of the valley, you are looking to mountains in Laos. If there is a good visibility, you could even see the Mae Khong River in Laos.

 

Skyhigh mountain

Skyhigh mountain

Laos

Am I in heaven?


Volcano in Thailand?

October 29, 2008

I had a road trip to the north of Thailand last week. There was very beautiful sky while I was on the way up there. Though it was totally different weather condition when I was on the return journey 😦  Well, I was amused by manifold cloud figures. And of course, I’ve got a highlight one.

Taken by iPhone

Taken by iPhone

When I first saw the cloud…”Volcano!!”, I exclaimed. I grabbed a first few shots by iPhone. I then rememberred, I also had my Canon 450D just right beside me. So, I took more photos with the Canon too.
(p.s. I was sitting in a moving car. I’d say that the iPhone did pretty good job.)

 

Taken by Canon 450D

Taken by Canon 450D


Phnom Rung Stone Castle (Prasart Hin Phnom Rung)

October 27, 2008
At the same trip I visited to Prasat Preah Vihear, I also went to see the Phnom Rung Historical Park in Buri Ram, Thailand.
 
Built as a hindu sanctuary for the God Siva, Prasart Hin Phnom Rung is contemporaneous with the Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat. It is built of sandstone and laterite. A highlight of the site seems to be the Vishnu Anantasayin at the east lintel. The celebrated lintel disappeared from the location and reappeared in America in the early 1960s. It was returned and reinstalled in 1988.
The entrace hall

The entrace hall

The tower

The tower

Vishnu resting on Ananta

Vishnu resting on Ananta


Preah Vihear Temple (Prasat Preah Vihear)

October 23, 2008

As you may know, there is now a conflict around the area of Preah Vihear Temple, located at the borderline between the eastern of Thailand and the northern of Cambodia. You can learn its story and progress from many press. I’m not going to bring you that stuff. Anyhow, because of news I’ve seen everyday I then just realized that I visited there a couple years ago.

Let’s me just say that whoever got enter into possession of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s your obligation to taking good care of the place and make it worth!!       

Have a look

Have a look

Look through

Look through

Look around

Look around


MRT Bangkok as a catwalk(?)

October 21, 2008

I would call this post “MRT Bangkok – Episode II”. Photos taken by iPhone.

Dress up

Dress up

Get caught

Get caught


Kanom Krok – More than a street food

October 20, 2008
Ka-Nom Krok is a coconut milk pudding in Thai style. You can find delicious coconut hotcakes almost everywhere in Bangkok. It is a street food. However, there is a stall that might be one of the bests.

Named “Kanom Krok Kaow Wang” is because of the stall is a favorite vendor of the Royal Family. The stall is located near the Bon Marche Market. Check it out when you have a chance.

Look just like a stall

Look just like a stall

A curtain of proofs

A curtain of proofs