Shell Village, as I am reliably informed it is known as by the locals, is situated in Ban Don Bay, Surat Thani. This coastal area of Surat Thani in southern Thailand was extensively covered by mangrove forests which have now made way for commercial farming of shellfish. What is outstanding about Ban Don Bay is […]
Are you often awe struck, bemused, puzzled, or shocked by some of the amazing feats you see in Thailand. How many times have you seen 5 or 6 people on a motorcycle, people transporting what would appear to be the entire contents of their house on a motorcycle ?. How many times have you thought […]
Reminiscing, missing loved ones, looking forward to another payday. Down the Songkla River once more my friends, off to sea once more, to catch some fish, then back again, then off to sea once more.
Longboat pictured at Lake Mabprachan, East Pattaya.
Photos of Thailand’s Damnoen Saduak Floating Market: if you Google search “photos of Thailand” you will be flooded with many iconic images of Thailand, many of them will doubtless be photos of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. This collection of photos is all my own work except the first one, I added it from another flickr […]
Jomtien Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Pattaya, if not “the most popular” beach in Pattaya. Jomtien consists mainly of hotels, condos and restaurants, there are beer bars and gogo bars but they are concentrated in the sois of North Jomtien Beach Road and Thappraya Road, this makes Jomtien more suited to […]
Here’s a collection of photos from the Pattaya Long Boat Races which took place on the 19th and 20th of November, the long boat races are now an annual event in Pattaya. This year was the 11th year of the Pattaya Long Boat Races at Mabprachan Lake, East Pattaya. Rowing teams from many regions of […]
Boats in Thailand, especially wooden Thai boats have their prows adorned with colored ribbons, sashes and or garlands of flowers, the reason for this is Thai people are very superstitious and believe that there are many spirits and deities watching over them, if the spirits and deities are not treated with due respect then the […]
Although we often refer to long-tail boats as “Thai Longtail Boats”, they are not native to Thailand, they are also common throughout Southeast Asia. They are though, typically Thai, one of those iconic images which we all associate with Thailand. Like images of Thailand’s floating markets, Thai “houses on stilts”, Tuk Tuks and paddy fields, […]