Wat Saman Rattanaram is a temple located in Chachoengsao province, approximately 50km east of Bangkok, Thailand. Chachoengsao is where I go to report in for my visa requirements so I have been to the temple several times. In many ways…
Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan in Chachoengsao, Thailand was built in late Ayutthaya Period, and it is claimed to be the largest Wat (Temple) in the world. The province is located on the bank of Bang Pakong River and the name “Chachoengsao” is derived from Khmer and means “deep canal”.
The easiest way to photograph monks in Thailand is to catch them on their morning walk for alms. This morning walk for alms is tradition in Thailand. It is a Buddhist requirement, that the monks walk for alms each morning. There are exceptions however. Here in rural Thailand there is what are called “monk days” when the people bring food to the temple and the monks do not go on their morning walk….
Travel to Prasat Muang Tam, a Khmer temple in Prakhon Chai district, Buri Ram Province, Thailand… Even though all the pieces are not a perfect match, I would still highly recommend a visit to this temple and the others in the area, you can get a reasonably good idea of what the original looked like, and the individual stones, give good insight into the culture of the late 10th and early 11th centuries.
Recently I traveled to Prasat Sdok Kok Thom, อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์สด๊กก๊อกธม or Prasat Sdok Kak Thom, an 11th-century Khmer temple in Thailand, located about 34 kilometers northeast of the Thai border town of Aranyaprathet, Thailand, near the Cambodian border.
Ganesha Park in Nakhon Nayok has two of the largest Ganesha statues in Thailand. The first figure shows Ganesha in a sitting position. He is holding his broken tusk in one hand. In his other hands he has a mahout’s hook, a rope noose and a rosary.