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Road trip in Thailand in Nov 2003 covering River Kwai, Ayudhya, Sukhothai, Mae Hong Son, Doi Suthep, Doi Inthanon and Karen Village. (More photo albums can be found here.)

1a. Bridge over River Kwai (Dsc02309)

1a. Bridge over River Kwai (Dsc02309)


1b. Bridge over River Kwai (Dsc02321)

1b. Bridge over River Kwai (Dsc02321)


1c. Restaurant at River Kwai (Dsc02323)

1c. Restaurant at River Kwai (Dsc02323)


1d. View from Bridge over River Kwai (Dsc02326)

1d. View from Bridge over River Kwai (Dsc02326)


2a. Ayudhya (Dsc02330)

2a. Ayudhya (Dsc02330)


2b. Reclining Buddha near Ayudhya (Dsc02332)

2b. Reclining Buddha near Ayudhya (Dsc02332)

Note the gold leaf stuck onto the soles of the feet by devotees.


2c. Buddha statues donated by devotees (Dsc02342)

2c. Buddha statues donated by devotees (Dsc02342)


3a. Sunflower field at Lopburi (Dsc02344)

3a. Sunflower field at Lopburi (Dsc02344)

Note: you should visit the fields in the morning. We'd gone in the early afternoon, by which time most of the sunflower heads were nodding...


3b. Roadside stalls in Lopburi (Dsc02385)

3b. Roadside stalls in Lopburi (Dsc02385)

Did you notice the sunflower-motif umbrellas?


4a. Sukhothai (Dsc02409)

4a. Sukhothai (Dsc02409)


4b. Sukhothai - detail from previous photo (Dsc02412)

4b. Sukhothai - detail from previous photo (Dsc02412)


4c. Sukhothai (Dsc02422)

4c. Sukhothai (Dsc02422)

Notice the elephants at the base of the stupa?


4d. Sukhothai (Dsc02436)

4d. Sukhothai (Dsc02436)


4e. Sukhothai (Dsc02457)

4e. Sukhothai (Dsc02457)


4f. Sukhothai - detail from previous photo (Dsc02460)

4f. Sukhothai - detail from previous photo (Dsc02460)


4g. Sukhothai (Dsc02470)

4g. Sukhothai (Dsc02470)


5. Sign in Chiang Mai (Dsc02483)

5. Sign in Chiang Mai (Dsc02483)


6a. Doi Inthanon (Dsc02488)

6a. Doi Inthanon (Dsc02488)

View of the Queen's temple.


6b. Doi Inthanon (Dsc02496)

6b. Doi Inthanon (Dsc02496)

View of the King's temple.


6c. Doi Inthanon (Dsc02503)

6c. Doi Inthanon (Dsc02503)

Detail from one of the many carvings at the Queen's Temple.


7a. Scenery at Doi Inthanon (Dsc02540)

7a. Scenery at Doi Inthanon (Dsc02540)


7b. Scenery near Doi Inthanon (Dsc02552)

7b. Scenery near Doi Inthanon (Dsc02552)


8a. Mae Ya Waterfall (Dsc02566)

8a. Mae Ya Waterfall (Dsc02566)

The waterfall is located in Doi Inthanon National Park.


8b. Mae Ya Waterfall (Dsc02580)

8b. Mae Ya Waterfall (Dsc02580)


9a. Doi Suthep (Dsc02600)

9a. Doi Suthep (Dsc02600)


9b. Doi Suthep (Dsc02602)

9b. Doi Suthep (Dsc02602)


A. Grounds of Fern Resort in Mae Hong Son (Dsc02617)

A. Grounds of Fern Resort in Mae Hong Son (Dsc02617)


B. Grounds of Fern Resort in Mae Hong Son (Dsc02740)

B. Grounds of Fern Resort in Mae Hong Son (Dsc02740)


C. Our favourite food stall in Mae Hong Son (Dsc02622)

C. Our favourite food stall in Mae Hong Son (Dsc02622)


D. Boarding boat for Karen Village (Dsc02623)

D. Boarding boat for Karen Village (Dsc02623)


E. Karen villagewoman (Dsc02637)

E. Karen villagewoman (Dsc02637)


F. Detail from side of village hut (Dsc02640)

F. Detail from side of village hut (Dsc02640)

Each of the huts had unique woven patterns on the side.


G. Karen village (Dsc02651)

G. Karen village (Dsc02651)


H. Karen Village (Dsc02668)

H. Karen Village (Dsc02668)


I. Fish at Lod Caves (Dsc02760)

I. Fish at Lod Caves (Dsc02760)


J. Local Handicraft (Dsc02787)

J. Local Handicraft (Dsc02787)


K. Local produce in season in November (Dsc02811)

K. Local produce in season in November (Dsc02811)