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“The Buddha Tree” – Ayutthaya, Thailand – Tashi Delek – Featured Photographer   65 comments


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“The Buddha Tree” – Ayutthaya, Thailand – Tashi Delek – Featured Photographer

Wow! Man and nature fused together as one.  Just an hour outside of Bangkok lays the historic city of Aytthaya.  Many of the 14th century temples and wats were destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century.  Out of the destruction has risen an unexpected national treasure.  It is unclear how the Buddha head ended up inside the roots of this tree, but it has become a symbol of Thailand.  Tashi Delek captured the deity along with his offerings beautifully.    

Please take a minute to study the intricacies of the photograph then view the rest of Tashi’s portfolio at http://500px.com/the22row .

Take it Away Tashi:

I took this photo at a temple called “Wat Phra Mahathat” in Ayutthaya, Thailand.

This temple is where you can spot the famous tree that has grown around a Buddha head.

When taking pictures of you and the Buddha head, make sure you sit on your knees to show respect, as it is considered holy by Thais.

Thank you.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Lens: EF 24-105mm F4L IS USM

F5.6

1/60sec

ISO 200

Asian Elephant – KhaoYai National Park, Thailand   5 comments


 

Asian Elephant – KhaoYai National Park, Thailand

KhaoYai National Park in Thailand is known for its forest elephants.  My wife and I stayed a couple nights here during our tour of South East Asia hoping to catch a glimpse. However it wasn’t in the cards.  Instead we found this guy and his manhout (elephant driver). For a couple of bucks we rode him through the forest and found gibbons, monkeys, and foot long scorpions.  He loved to swim us across several rivers and would spray us with his trunk to cool off.  This guy would be great to travel on the I-5 in rush hour traffic.  If you are thinking of getting an elephant as your next mode of transportation  here is one bit of advice.  Don’t wear shorts when driving your elephant.  The hair on the top of it’s head are like the bristles of a broom and very irritating to say the least.

Have you ever ridden an elephant?  If so please leave a comment about the experience or better yet send us a photo.

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