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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Phra Keo
 Phra Sri Ratana was built by Rama IV to house relicks of the Buddha.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Phra Keo
 Decorated chimera.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Phra Keo
 Gilded wall.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Phra Keo
 Bell tower.
Thailand
Bangkok
 Vimanmek, the Golden Teak Palace, has 81 rooms and was used by the kings of Thailand in the early 1900s.
Thailand
Bangkok
Royal Barge Museum
 The Royal barges once used by the Thai kings for ceremonies.
Thailand
Bangkok
Royal Barge Museum
 Barge figurehead with flags.
Thailand
Bangkok
 Jim Thompson's House was built by a US born architect who disappeared in 1969.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Arun
 The Temple of Dawn was begun in 1809.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Arun
 The central prang (tower) is 86m high.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Arun
 The prang is festooned with decoration and represents Mount Meru from Hindu cosmology.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Arun
 Detail from the decoration of the prang.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Arun
 Temple guardian.
Thailand
Bangkok
Museums
 Pottery from Ban Chang, a site dating from 4000 BC (Bangkok Museums).
Thailand
Nakhorn Pathon
Phra Pathom
 The base of the enormous stupa.
Thailand
Kanchanaburi
 The bridge on the River Kwai at Kanchanaburi.
Thailand
Kanchanaburi
 Workers tending the Allied War Graves.
Thailand
Kanchanaburi
 The Chinese War Cemetary.
Thailand
Kanchanaburi
 The Temple of the Golden Dragon.
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Chan Kassem Palace
 The Chan Kassem Palace was built in 1577.
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Chan Kassem Palace
 The palace is set in a pretty garden.
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Ancient City
 Ruins from the ancient city at Ayutthaya are dotted around the town.
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Ancient City
 The ruins of Ayutthaya, the capital of Siam until 1767.
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Ancient City
 Ayutthaya is an interesting mix of Thai and Khmer architecture.
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Ancient City
 Ayutthaya was a Buddhist kingdom.
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Ancient City
 Wat Phra Si Sanphet is the largest temple at Ayutthaya and is dominated by three large chedis.
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Ancient City
Vew from Wat Phra Si Sanphet.
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Ancient City
 One of the chedis of Wat Phra Si Sanphet.
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Ancient City
 Wat Phra Ram features a Khmer style prang (tower).
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Ancient City
 Wat Phra Maha Tat.
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Ancient City
 Many gold artifacts were found at Wat Phra Maha Tat.
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Ancient City
Khmer influenced structures at Wat Phra Maha Tat.
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Ancient City
 Part of the palace complex.
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Ancient City
Buddha statue.
Thailand
Ayutthaya
Ancient City
Buddha head in a tree.
Thailand
Lopburi
Wat Phra Sam Yod
 The Khmer style Wat Phra Sam Yod in Lopburi, once a Khmer outpost.
Thailand
Lopburi
Wat Phra Sam Yod
The three prangs.
Thailand
Lopburi
Wat Phra Sam Yod
Clothed Buddha statue.
Thailand
Lopburi
Wat Phra Sam Yod
Monkeys.
Thailand
Lopburi
 The Siamese style Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahatat.
Thailand
Lopburi
Khmer style temple at Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahatat.
Thailand
Lopburi
Chao Praya Wichayen
Chao Praya Wichayen is a former palace dating from the 17th century.
Thailand
Lopburi
Chao Praya Wichayen
Ambassadors lived at Chao Praya Wichayen includingGreek Copnstantine Phaulkon, assassinated in 1688.
Thailand
Lopburi
King Narais Palace
The main building of King Narais Palace.
Thailand
Lopburi
King Narais Palace
The palace dates from 1677 and was designed by French architects working with Ayutthaya craftsmen.
Thailand
Lopburi
King Narais Palace
The palace walls.
Thailand
Lopburi
King Narais Palace
Buddha in front of the main palace building.
Thailand
Lopburi
King Narais Palace
 One of the huge gateways at the King Narais Palace (1677) at Lopburi.
Thailand
Lopburi
King Narais Palace
 Chantara Phisan Hall.
Thailand
Lopburi
King Narais Palace
 The elephant stables.
Thailand
Sukhothai
 Seated Buddha at Sukhothai, the first capital of Thailand, dating from 13th century.
Thailand
Sukhothai
 The base of Wat Chana Songkhtan.
Thailand
Sukhothai
 Buddha with his praying desciples on Wat Chana Songkhtan.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Sukhothai is set on many lakes.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Sra Sri
 Wat Sra Sri is set on an island and has Sri Lankan influences.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Sra Sri
 The main stupa.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Sra Sri
The main stupa is guarded by a seated Buddha.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Sra Sri
The black walking Buddha.
Thailand
Sukhothai
View of the island.
Thailand
Sukhothai
 Temple with a chedi topped by the Sukhothai style lotus bud.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Trapong Ngoen
Sukhothai style walking Buddha in Wat Trapong Ngoen.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Trapong Ngoen
 Detail of the walking Buddha.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Sri Chum
 Entrance to Wat Sri Chum.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Sri Chum
The 11m high Buddha.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Sri Chum
 The head of the 11m hight Buddha.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Sri Chum
The hand of the Buddha.
Thailand
Sukhothai
The 13th century Wat Mahatat.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Large standing Buddha.
Thailand
Sukhothai
The Khmer style Wat Si Sawai.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Si Sawai dates from the 12th century.
Thailand
Sukhothai
One of the many islands at the site.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Sorasak has elephants on the base of its stupa.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Phra Pai Luang
Wat Phra Pai Luang is a 12th century Khmer shrine.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Phra Pai Luang
The shrine is surrounded by an 800m square moat.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Phra Pai Luang
Khmer decoration.
Thailand
Sukhothai
Wat Saphan Hin is a 12.5m high Buddha at the top of a 200m hill.
Thailand
Si Satchanalai
Ancient City
 Wat Si Ratana Mahatat is part of a Sukhothai-era ancient city.
Thailand
Si Satchanalai
Ancient City
Stupa (Wat Si Ratana Mahatat).
Thailand
Si Satchanalai
Ancient City
Roof decoration on Wat Si Ratana Mahatat.
Thailand
Si Satchanalai
Ancient City
Incomplete statue in Wat Si Ratana Mahatat.
Thailand
Si Satchanalai
Ancient City
 Wat Suan Kaen Utayan Noi has a sanctuary resembling a house.
Thailand
Si Satchanalai
Ancient City
 The Sri Lankan style Wat Chang Lom.
Thailand
Si Satchanalai
Ancient City
 Wat Chedi Jet Thaew contains seven rows of lotus bud chedis.
Thailand
Si Satchanalai
Ancient City
 Luk Muang.
Thailand
Si Satchanalai
Ancient City
 House shaped sanctuary on the hilltop Wat KhaoPhanom Ploeng.
Thailand
Phannom Rung
 Phannom Rung is the largest Khmer temple in Thailand.
Thailand
Phannom Rung
 The Khmer style Phannom Rung temple dates from 1150.
Thailand
Phannom Rung
 Phannom Rung is famous for its carved lintels showing Hindu themes.
Thailand
Phannom Rung
 Detail of a lintel.
Thailand
Phannom Rung
 Carved stone decoration.
Thailand
Chiang Mai
 The Fasting Buddha of Chiang Mai is one of only two in the world.
Thailand
Nong Khai
Ban Chang
 Ban Chang is Thailand's oldest settlement dating from 3000 BC.
Thailand
Nong Khai
Wat Khaek
 Wat Khaek is famous for its concrete statues of deities and mythological figures.
Thailand
Nong Khai
Wat Khaek
 Animal statues.
Thailand
Nong Khai
Wat Khaek
 Large seated concrete Buddha.
Thailand
Nong Khai
Wat Khaek
 Figure of an old man.
Thailand
That Panom
Wat Phra That Phanom
 Wat Phra That Phanom is a Lao style Buddhist temple dating from 500 BC.
The chedi is 52m high and contains 16kg of gold.
Thailand
Ubon Ratchathani
Wat Phra That Nongbua
 Wat Phra That Nongbua is a copy of a Buddhist temple in northern India.
Thailand
Ubon Ratchathani
Wat Phra That Nongbua
 Panels depicting the life of the Buddha.
Thailand
Ubon Ratchathani
Wat Phra That Nongbua
 The entrance to the temple.

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