Chinese heritage in Nan


Located along route 101 about 1km west of the airport. The light was not so good in the early foggy morning. I think I will have to come back to make better photos. For more information about why this kind of cemeteries look like this see Feng Shui Cemetery


Old Land Rovers in Nam Pat in Uttaradit province


It might need some work to be done but it would not surprise me if this car is actually still be able to move by itself. This car was seen at "Wang Nam Yen Hill Resort" but at the coffee shop of the same owner are also a few remains of old Land Rovers.


Rafting in the Wa River near Bo Klua in Nan province


I doubt that there is enough water at the moment and I hope it is not like on the photo below.

Tourist Attraction in Nan province


Going on a trip in Nan province? Have a look at this "map" of Nan province with all the major Tourist Attractions. The map is not to scale and the the roads are not really like that.

Early morning overlooking the Nan River


I love living up north in Thailand, I love the climate. Cool / cold mornings, hot afternoons. And changing of the season to see in the forrest on the mountains.

A dragon head in Nan province

One of the many famous Dragon / Naga heads featuring at temples in North Thailand.

Traditions about nagas are also very common in all the Buddhist countries of Asia. In many countries, the naga concept has been merged with local traditions of great and wise serpents or dragons.

The Buddhist naga generally has the form of a great cobra-like snake, usually with a single head but sometimes with many. At least some of the nagas are capable of using magic powers to transform themselves into a human semblance.

Makha Bucha Day in Nan province


Makha Bucha Day is an Buddhist event celebrated in Thailand (and some other countries in South East Asia) and it celebrated at the third full moon to celebrate the day that Lord Buddha began his teachings. In our area it was celebrated by 3 days of preaching by monks in day-time and 3 days of party in the evening with a temple fair. At the third day nearby villages gathered together to make tamboon, offering to the local temple. Each village presents his "tree" with offerings (mostly money). They all came in procession to the temple (like it was Songkran party) with music, food and drinks. A happy time was being had.


Old houses in North-Thailand


I love architecture and old houses. So when I saw this wooden house in Uttaradit I had to stop and make a photo. Although the house looks like not really in use it also looks like taken care well. I hope a bit of this beautiful part of Northern Thai history is kept alive for the next generations to see.

Sunset in Bang Saray


It seems I am not the only one who loves a beautiful sunset!


Changing Pattaya

Last week I was in Pattaya for a few days. It had been about a year ago that I was there and the growing pains of Pattaya are shocking for me.

It seems to become a city that never sleeps. Many shops, massage saloons, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, hotels and shopping malls. The newest trend seems to be "Restaurant & Lounge".

And they are building the biggest shopping mall to be in Pattaya ... Terminal 21.

In the meanwhile luckily there are still resorts where you can hide away from busy Pattaya but still be right in it if you want it. I prefer to stay in Pattaya Nua (North) or Naklua. So we stayed at "Thai Garden Resort" under German / Dutch management where it was a oasis of peace. Not only thanks to the huge tropical garden but also thanks to the wonderful staff.