Remembering Thailand

Two years ago, I had an amazing experience traveling to Thailand. I had a great time exploring the capital city, Bangkok. The first thing that really caught my attention were the monks wearing orange robes and just walking every where in the street. What amazed me more was that some of them had mobile phones and MP3s. Cool huh!

Photo by: Jesslee Cuizon

Secondly, it was Monday when I saw the majority of the Thai people wearing yellow shirts. They were all over the place. Then I learned that they wear yellow shirts in honor of the country’s beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the 60th anniversary of his ascension to the throne. Yellow is the king’s birth color, traditionally corresponding to the day he was born, a Monday.

Photo by: Jesslee Cuizon

I also was able to visit other places outside Bangkok. I went to Ratchaburi to see the famous floating markets. They are among the most-photographed destinations in the country.

Photo by: Jesslee Cuizon

The floating markets are where the sellers, their boats laden with a wide variety of tropical fruits, flowers, vegetables and fresh produce, come to meet and barter their products with other traders.

Photo by: Jesslee Cuizon

I spent my last day in Ayutthaya where the ruins of the once great city remain.

Photo by: Jesslee Cuizon

This trip was two years ago, but I can still remember every bit of it.

I will definitely come back to this country again.

Photo by: Jesslee Cuizon

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  1. gracey

    are those guavas?.. i want some!!

    Posted June 4, 2009 at 8:44 pm | Permalink
  2. gracey

    very lovely shots, jess..

    Posted June 4, 2009 at 8:44 pm | Permalink
  3. walked over here from tokyo times blog…love ur pix…keep up the great work!!~~~~

    Posted June 8, 2009 at 7:52 pm | Permalink
  4. Gracey and Hcpen, thanks for dropping by!

    Posted June 17, 2009 at 5:07 pm | Permalink
  5. Great Blog!

    Best of Luck

    Posted July 26, 2009 at 11:14 pm | Permalink