Royal Flora Ratchaphruck 2009 - Chiang Mai

Flowers and more flowers - for immersion in flora visit Chiang Mai for this period.

The Royal Flower show is something to behold - click here for photographs.

A press release

Buddhist Temples around Thailand and more

There is a very old temple called  Wat Phra Si Maha with a very tall Prang in Lop Buri.

The laterite prang still has some original lintels and stucco work intact. A number of other chedis and prangs - most of which were restored were greatly influenced by both the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya styles.

The admission fee for this building is 50 baht each. A ticket  for admission to Phra Prang Sam Yot, Vichayen House and Kraison Siharat Hall is only 150 baht each.  

There have been a number of reports in the newspapers regarding the vandalizing of Buddhist Temples in Thailand.

There has been a report in the Bangkok Post that a ritual would take place and the people who destroyed these sacred sites would die within 7 days!  I think that that is a good deterrent - it would certainly stop people doing it again! 


Well it seems to have worked - the severed head of an ancient Buddah statue was found deposited at a bus station..... why was this done?  Does this mean that the robbers will not die in 7 days?

Read more about the problems of protecting ancient artefacts in Thailand please click here for a report in the Bangkok Post.

As a place to visit there are a great many temples to visit and there are a number scattered throughout Thailand. 

This is a visit to Wat Chalong in Phuket.