1961 Visit to Thailand - Part 2

            See introductory comments in Part 1

If you can help us identify any of these places or correct any mistakes, please write to Keith at:

[Note: Dear friend Ratta Arwutwittaya from Ban Pong (near Nakom Pakhon) as supplied additional identifying information presented in green type below. Can you add any more?]


A commercial slide showing klong life (only photo not taken by Keith).

The Marble Temple (Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram) in Bangkok

The Reclining Buddha image at Wat Pho.

Wat Pho.

Over the door at Wat Pho.

Wat Pho My Thai friend standing by the entrance.

Another prominent Buddha image ..?? Sukothaitrimid Buddha in Wat Trimid Dusit wanaram.

A blurred Bangkok street scene. Param 5 Road (also called Rama 5 Road). Before Jidlada Palace

Another poor quality photo of a modern Bangkok boulevard.  Where?? (No skyscrapers in those days!) Rajdamnern In Road. You stood in front of Chalermthai Rama and took a picture of the Democracy Monument . Now It changed to Jadsadabadin yard next to Wat Rajnadda.


Wat Sutadtabwararam

A monument in Bankok ?? King Taksin Monument . People call it Wongwainyai.

Petrol station out in countryside - probably headed toward Nakhon Pathom.

Typical agricultural countryside probably west of Bangkok

Phra Pathom Chedi, Nakhon Pathom.

A school near or in Nakhon Pathom..??? Rachinee school at Nakorn Pratom (very close to where, years later, our good friend Yupadee** of Ban Pong would teach English).

Kids leaving school in orderly fashion. Kids leaving school in orderly fashion from Rachinee school. The lamp post at the left corner is a fence of Pra Prathom Chedi, Nakorn Pathom.


A minor chedi at Nakhon Pathom.?? Yes.

Nakhon Pathom's chedi - considered the "world's tallest Buddist monument."

My Thai friend rests on the back of this elephant on the grounds of the Pra Pathom Chedi. Can you help me identify him?

Replica of original Pra Pathom Chedi ?? Yes.

The reclining Buddha image at Nakhon Pathom.

Part of the Pra Pathom Chedi complex.

The prominent Standing Buddha image at Nakhon Pathom.

This was a lost photo salvaged from the end of one of the 2 film rolls.  Location unknown...?? Inside Pra Pathom chedi.

**Yupadee Petpimarnwong of Ban Pong, Thailand, would play a significant role in our (Keith & Peg's) summer stay & volunteer teaching in this part of Thailand in 2003.  It was just an interesting coincidence that Keith would return to this area west of Bangkok in later years.  Of course Nakhon Pathom & its famous Chedi attract many visitors from around the world - the nearby town of Ban Pong is lesser known.  Friend Yupadee taught at Nakhon Pathom Vocational College (see our album 22a for College festivities) - Yupadee now teaches at BanPong Industrial and Community Education College.

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