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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Cha Am March 2017

We finally made it back to the condo....


The usual pit stop in Pak Chong

Jane of the Jungle

Lotus Pond at Thew Talay Estate, Cha Am

Hazy Sunrise

Breakfast at Cha Am Beach

Today's catch near Wat Ban Sai Yoi

Tom Yang Goong at Kruea Pa Maew

Happy Hour at Raya Resort

Lunch at Cha Am Little Shop

Construction of BaBa Beach club at Thew Talay

Cha Am Beach Food Vendors

Breakfast

Mike Does Windows

Construction Workers Camp at Thew Talay

Spirit House at Construction Workers Camp

Lunch at Saap Dee Seafood

Lunch at Aroy in North Cha Am

Mango and Fluffy Catfish Salad

Thew Talay Beach

Variation on the theme

Grilled pork at Cha Am Beach

Bike Ride to Phu Wai


First stop: Pick up some breakfast

Spirit House

I took this turn off for the Houb Sabu waterfall (น้ําตกหุบสบู่)

The road was rough and very steep.

I pushed my bike a ways, but gave up here. Next time.

Which way?

I rode along the edge of the Phu Huay reservoir

Fishing for Tilapia

Looking north toward Kaeng Krachan National Park

Pineapples

Coconuts

The new Grandiose housing estate

Rural road in Phu Huay with community water tank

Lotus pond on Highway 1001

Cow

Highway 1001 bike path

Huay Tabat reservoir

Charcoal kiln on the Phetkasem Highway





Short video of the bike route.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Buriram

Mam had some business in Buriram. I went along and did some exploring.

On the way we made the usual pit stop at Café Amazon

Buddha image at Wat Khao Kradong in Buriram

Temple bell at Wat Khao Kradong

Steps to the top at Khao Kradong Forest Park, site of an extinct volcano.

View from the top.

Huge Buddha image at Khao Kradong Forest Park

Base of Buddha image

The stones at the bottom are the remains of an 11th century Khmer prang (tower). The top is recent.

Chinese pavilion near the city pillar in downtown Buriram

Chinese shrine near the city pillar.

City pillar shrine

The Buriram city pillar is the post wrapped in fabric at the center of the photo

I believe that the three wooden planks are the remains of an older city pillar. 

Passage near the fresh market.

Barber shop

Electrical repair

Keys made

Nice old wooden shophouse near the fresh market

Cane truck