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    A favorite destination: Lopburi

    One of my favorite destinations in Thailand has for a long time been the province and city of Lopburi.

    But before I go any further, I have never been a great fan of monkeys: they are good as food, but alive, I just don't like to be around them in the wild...

    Here are some of my images from Lopburi: they were taken a while back, on January 31st 2003 (almost seven years ago!)...

    I hope you all will enjoy this visit, and if you have anything to add historically, or images to add, you are more than welcome to post your inputs as well..



    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    Monkeys everywhere at Phra Prang Sam Yod temple:



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    • #3
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      • #4
        Still at the Phra Prang Sam Yod temple in Lopburi:

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        • #5
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          • #6
            Also from Lopburi:





            I love these kind of houses:

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            • #7
              Street scenes to finish off what I have - so far:



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              • #8
                Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                reminds me...I need to schedule a massage.......

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                  Also from Lopburi:

                  Is this gold leaf? I remember in Burma, one could buy gold leaf to apply to the shrines...


                  Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                  I love this house!!!

                  It reminds me of the ones in South Louisiana... well, here in Georgia, as well, in certain aspects. High ceilings so the heat can rise, big windows for cross ventilation, deep porches to shade from the sun.

                  I'm surprised the porches don't go all the way around the house...to allow entrance from any room. This sparks my curiosity in Thai architecture.....and makes me want to look more closely at the buildings in Africa and India next month.

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                  • #10
                    Yes, those are indeed gold leafs: used during Buddhist rituals and prayer.
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                    • #11
                      In #3, I found the manner in which the monkey was sitting and regarding the Buddha figure strangely unnerving. But it is a remarkable and outstanding image.

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                      • #12
                        I don't like mokneys... they terrify me, especially in the wild in places such as this. They bite, they scream and they can be quite nasty (intimidating?)...

                        Monkeys belong in a stew or on a plate as food!
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                        • #13
                          Well, I know why you don't like monkeys...you don't bite (at least I don't THINK so...) you don't scream, and you aren't nasty........

                          but as for the food comment....um....it's all yours.

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                          • #14
                            Re: A favorite destination in Thailand: Lopburi

                            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                            Here are some of my images from Lopburi: they were taken a while back, on January 31st 2003 (almost seven years ago!)...
                            I hope you all will enjoy this visit, and if you have anything to add historically, or images to add, you are more than welcome to post your inputs as well....
                            It’s nearly three years since pakarang created this thread. I remember seeing it then, and reading that somewhat rhetorical invitation to add to it, never imagining it would be me who would be the first to actually do so.
                            Moreover, pakarang’s images are now approaching a decade old! Mine are all from my first “conducted tour” visit to Thailand in March 2010, booked very soon after I first browsed these pages!



                            Arrival in Lopburi was at lunchtime, and we went directly to quite a large restaurant which was amusingly “monkey themed” –I have to admit I rather liked the opportunities this presented for photos, especially when a coach of European tourists arrived!





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                            • #15


                              Possibly this golden-coloured monkey blends in better with the wonderful examples of lampposts along the road…





                              …but on the subject of lighting, this example, at a small roadside shrine, was somewhat more utilitarian.

                              Last edited by Seagull; January 3rd, 2013, 20:03.

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