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Photos marked as were added from 30 June 2018.


Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Taiwan
Tainan
 Chih Kan Tower is a Dutch fort built in 1653 in Tainan.
It was originally built by the sea which is now several kilometres away.
Taiwan
Tainan
An Ping Temple
 The An Ping Temple.
Taiwan
Tainan
An Ping Temple
 The elaborate roof of the pagoda.
Taiwan
Tainan
An Ping Fort
 An Ping Fort was built by the Dutch in 1624 using bricks brought from Holland.
Taiwan
Tainan
Koxinga Shrine
 The Koxinga Shrine is deddicated to a general and dates from 1875.
Taiwan
Tainan
Kai Yuan Temple
 Temple guardian.
Taiwan
Tainan
Kai Yuan Temple
 Painted doors at the 1689 Kai Yuan Temple.
Taiwan
Tainan
Kai Yuan Temple
 Three pagodas.
Taiwan
Tainan
Kai Yuan Temple
 Eve carvings.
Tajikistan
Wakhan Valley
Khakha Fort
 The 3rd Century BC Khakha Fort guards the Wakhan Valley.
Tajikistan
Wakhan Valley
Yamchun
Yamchun Fort
 Yamchun Fort sits 600m above the valley.
Tajikistan
Wakhan Valley
Yamchun
Yamchun Fort
 View of the valley from the fort.
Tajikistan
Wakhan Valley
Yamchun
Yamchun Fort
 Fort buildings on a ridge.
Tajikistan
Wakhan Valley
Yamchun
Yamchun Fort
 The fort dates from the 12th Century and overlooks Afghanistan.
Tajikistan
Wakhan Valley
Yamchun
Yamchun Fort
 Crumbling bastions.
Tajikistan
Wakhan Valley
Yamg
Mubarak Kadam Wakhani
 The colouful house of Wakhani, a Sufi poet, musician and astronomer.
Tajikistan
Wakhan Valley
Yamg
Mubarak Kadam Wakhani
 Detail of the house decoration.
Tajikistan
Wakhan Valley
Yamg
Mubarak Kadam Wakhani
 The interior of the house is a museum with a collection of writings.
Tajikistan
Wakhan Valley
Yamg
Mubarak Kadam Wakhani
 Musical instruments.
Tajikistan
Wakhan Valley
Yamg
Mubarak Kadam Wakhani
 Sundial used for astronomical measurements.
Tajikistan
Wakhan Valley
Yamg
Mubarak Kadam Wakhani
 The Mazar (tomb) of Mubarak Kadam Wakhani overlooks the house.
Tajikistan
Wakhan Valley
Langar
Ratm Fort
 The ruins of Ratm Fort overlook Langar.
Tajikistan
Penjikent
 Foundations of the 5th century Sogdan city of Penjikent.
Tajikistan
Penjikent
 Penjikent is an ancient silk road city that flourished between the 5th and 8th centuries.
Tajikistan
Penjikent
 Bits of ancient buildings.
Tajikistan
Penjikent
 Brickwork.
Tajikistan
Penjikent
 Stone implements.
Tanzania
Olduvai Gorge
 Stone axe heads at the Olduvai Gorge Museum.
Thailand
Bangkok
Grand Palace
 Wall painting of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Phra Keo
 Ornate window.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Phra Keo
 Elephants and shrines.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Phra Keo
 Roof decoration.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Phra Keo
 Two memorial chedis.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Phra Keo
 Detail of a wall painting at Wat Phra Keo.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Phra Keo
 Wall painting of a court scene.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Phra Keo
 Mural of a scene from the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Phra Keo
 Detail of a geruda.
Thailand
Bangkok
Wat Phra Keo
 Detail of a balustrade.
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.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2018 KryssTal

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