Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Labels: Bangkok Temples, crocodile, crocodiles of Wat Sam Pleum, Destinations - Bangkok, Wat Chakrawatrachawat Woramahawihan
Monday, June 22, 2015
The Phraya Nakhon Cave consists of two huge chambers and both chambers are open to the sky allowing the rays of the sun illuminate the chambers giving the cave a magical feel that is both tranquil and serene. The Phraya Nakhon Cave is best known for the Kuha Karuhas Pavilion found in the main chamber (shown in the photo above). The Pavilion was built at the end of the 19th century for the visit of King Chulalongkorn the Great (Rama V). The cave was later visited by King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) and the present King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX). The cave wall of the main chamber contains the signatures of both King Rama V and King Rama VII, further documenting their royal visits.
Reaching the cave requires quite a bit of effort, beginning at the car park of Bang Pu village, where you can either take the trail across the rocky peninsula (around 30 minutes) or take a short longtail boat trip to Laem Sala beach. The boat round trip will cost around 300 Baht per person. Then it is just over 400 meters walk, mostly up hill on a steep and rocky path to the cave. There are great views of the beach, the sea and a number of small nearby islands of the way to the Cave.
This Black Heron was seen in in Ban Bang Poo Beach on the limestone cliffs surrounding the bay within Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park in Southern Thailand.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Taking boat tours around the islands of the Andaman Sea is a great way to see the awesome limestone landscapes which compliment the emerald colored sea. The tours are usually quite affordable, ranging in price from 20 to 30 USD for a whole day that includes lunch and gear for a few snorkeling stops.