22.12.11

Krabi, Thailand

Below are some photos I took in Thailand recently. 
Although the first 6 photos were taken at the Tiger Cave temple, there aren't many signs of the temple as I have little interest in buildings and statues.







While I was admiring this little girl who waved at me, a stray dog gave me a fright by licking my arms. I thought that action rather strange and quickly went off to clean myself. I hope I didn't hurt the dog's feelings. 

There were many stray dogs, monkeys, cats, pigeons and even chicken. I didn't go inside the temple nor took the 1000 steps that lead to another temple up the mountain. Come to think of it, I might as well have visited a farm. But I do enjoy the encounters.

One man chained a puppy near the vicinity of the temple. He wanted to pet the puppy but the latter probably growled at him out of fear. That angered the man who shouted and was about to whack the pup. Almost immediately, a dog dashed forward from across the street and bowed its head in front of the man. That man ended up petting the dog's head instead and forgave the pup. I could have taken snapshots of the sequence of events on camera but didn't think it was appropriate. I feel amazed with how the dog dissipated anger instantly without words. Most people react towards anger with more anger. The dog just bowed.



The two photos above were taken at the Emerald Pool.
The water is very clear, GREEN and filled with beautiful fishes but it is too slippery to walk.
We were told that there are quicksands nearby so we did not venture around.
This pool itself is very unique and I think if you are nearby, you should visit.
We visited the hot spring which isn't as beautiful but it was amazing that there were many small natural tubs like 'jacuzzi' with warm running water at 50 degree Celsius.
It also came with sulphur which is supposedly good for the skin.


These boats were seen near the hotel we stayed.
There are many beautiful islands out there.
We didn't island hop but visited the shops along the beach.


This is what I found in one of the shops.
I don't know what it was doing there but it was definitely not for sale.
Krabi isn't about dogs but about beautiful islands, friendly people, elephant rides, crystal clear natural pools and good food.
I better end this post with some nice flowers I took from the hotel because it may appear to be 'dog-sided' at the moment.



Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays in advance!

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25 comments:

  1. That's an interesting story, the dog diffusing the scenario with just bowing. Had the dog bit the man, the anger would have just escalated. I guess it is true, anger does not solve anger, kindness does. The pool looks interesting, with the crytal clear water.

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  2. Those are some wonderful dog photos. The water looks wonderful and the photo with the monkey is cute of him.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  3. Lovely photos and the clarity is superb!

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  4. Beautiful animal photos! I especially love the sleeping dog!

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  5. hi, all of these images are truly gorgeous!!

    loving your stunning photography!

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  6. Hello One. I shall probably never get to Thailand.I do enjoy castles and monuments and statues; however, the people and flora and fauna are the heart and soul of culture which you have captured amazingly. Merry Christmas.

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  7. Great photos! That looks like a wonderful trip with lots of exploration!

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  8. I don't know which part of Thailand is Krabi. You have interesting experiences and photos, that first one can again be a winner! Did you go with a tour group? We have also lots of hot springs here!

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  9. These are some amazing shots. My son lived there once.

    Beautiful.

    Merry Christmas♥

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  10. I love all you images, but wish you would have taken shots of the buildings. I have received postcards from Thailand and they have some of the most interesting architecture and statuary around - tradition and character not seen in this part of the world. The shots of the little girl with the broom and that of the monks give a real sense of this place and make me wish I could visit.

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  11. I really enjoyed seeing the temple through your eyes. The story about the dog is intriguing. I know it happens but isn't it rare for one dog to go to the aid of another especially with such a "thoughtful" approach? Personally I think we humans flatter ourselves with our defintion of intelligence. Merry Christmas, Carolyn

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  12. Thailand is a beautiful country - the people, places and the culture. I have enjoyed my time in Krabi too. Merry Christmas, One!

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  13. The photo of the girl sweeping is priceless. I wonder what she's thinking? I'm a big fan of dogs. Your dog story teaches us a lot. Merry Christmas!

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  14. Krabi is really interesting and beautiful place to visit! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  15. Like you first few pixz..let sleeping dog lie haha. Nice refreshing place to visit.

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  16. That is a lovely story about the dog. Beautiful place you went visiting. Very calm and relaxing. Have a merry time on this festive season.

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  17. A wonderful series of photos from your trip. Merry Christmas and happy new year to you!

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  18. Very nice shots in super quality ...

    I wish you a wonderful and very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year ...

    Warm greetings, Karin

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  19. Merry Xmas One. It looks like you're having a great time out there.

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  20. Nice shots, Onenezz! Really high quality!

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  21. Nice story about us, human beings coping up along the emotional lines.... Never easy, because we are not formally thought like a, b, c and 1, 2, 3.... all gathered as we move along the lifeline... day one to day last. Sweet photos........

    Merry Christmas.

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  22. Beautiful shots! Very well done.
    A very Merry Christmas to you!

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  23. I really like the shot of the monkey :) Well captured!

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  24. Happy new year to as well! Your pictures are really wonderful....especially the one with monkey at the temple. What I found interesting about the process of blogging on a deadline was that at times it was too much and took away from the experience of just being at the place.....But it also has made me pay attention to stronger detail....and that is good. I wish you the best and look forward to your work this year. Chris:)

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