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Dreams of Thailand

Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by .

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My beautiful wife in Koh Samed, Thailand.

Canon 5D Mk II | Canon EF 135mm f/2.0 L USM

 

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9 years in Asia in 2 minutes. [all photos by Brandon Hoover]

Posted on 15. Apr, 2011 by .

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9 years in Asia in 2 minutes. [all photos by Brandon Hoover]

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Conduit to the heavens

Posted on 04. Jan, 2009 by .

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Wat Pho Temple, Bangkok

The photoblog version is a bit larger.

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Ayutthaya

Posted on 18. Sep, 2008 by .

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Ayutthaya, Thailand

From Wikipedia

The city was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong, who came here to escape a smallpox outbreak in Lop Buri, and proclaimed it the capital of his kingdom, often referred to as the Ayutthaya kingdom or Siam. Ayutthaya was named after the city of Ayodhya in India, the birthplace of Rama in the Ramayana (Thai, Ramakien). In 1767 the city was destroyed by the Burmese army, and the ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya historical park, which is recognized internationally as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was refounded a few kilometers to the east.

It is estimated that Ayutthaya around ca. 1600 had a population of ca. 300,000, and even 1,000,000 around 1700. In that era Ayutthaya belonged thus to the world’s largest cities. [1]

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The Giant Reclining Buddha

Posted on 22. May, 2008 by .

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Wat Pho Temple, Bangkok, Thailand

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Thai Temple

Posted on 01. Apr, 2008 by .

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Wat Pho Temple, Bangkok

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Russians at the door

Posted on 19. Feb, 2008 by .

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Novita at Wat Pho Temple.

Bangkok, Thailand

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Reclining Buddha

Posted on 28. Jan, 2008 by .

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Ayutthaya, Thailand. Photoblog version here.

The city was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong, who came here to escape a smallpox outbreak in Lop Buri, and proclaimed it the capital of his kingdom, often referred to as the Ayutthaya kingdom or Siam. Ayutthaya was named after the city of Ayodhya in India, the birthplace of Rama in the Ramayana (Thai, Ramakien). In 1767 the city was destroyed by the Burmese army, and the ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya historical park, which is recognized internationally as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From Wikipedia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayutthaya_%28city%29

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