Sampler Photo Album - Thailand July 1998

Peg & Keith in front of Wat Lamphong, one of the many Buddhist temples in metropolitan Bangkok, this one near the Mandarin Hotel where we stayed.

Keith in front of the Marble Temple (Wat Benchamabophit), a combination of Italian marble & classical Thai architecture located in the city of Bangkok.

Keith notices that the famous Thai floating market has changed much since 1961 & is now mostly a tourist attraction. This is about 110 km southwest of Bangkok.

Silk weaver at work at Royal Thai Handicraft Center in Ratchaburi Province (west of Bangkok).

Thai folk pole dancing demonstrated at the Thai Village Show at the Rose Garden 32 km west of Bangkok.

At the ancient Pra Pathom Chedi at Nakhon Pathom 56 km west of Bangkok. It is believed to be the earliest center of Buddhist learning in Thailand.

Keith in front of his favorite religious shrine, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha on the grounds of the Royal Grand Palace.

Keith & rather large friend near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

Peg's favorite part of the Palace complex was the cloister-like Ramakien gallery (178 panel mural) depicting ancient legends. 

Keith loved the noisy Tuk-Tuks of Bangkok city; Peg hated them. Here Keith negotiates for a reasonable fare.

Peg & Keith heading upriver aboard a "longtail" boat north of Nonthaburi. This is the Chao Phraya River that flows south along Bangkok's west side.

Keith was fascinated by these swift boats powered by auto engines & how the operator keeps from falling into the fan blade. 

Traveling the waterways northwest of Bangkok, we stop for treats at this island restaurant that is a popular place for weddings.

We get a view of traditional Thai life as we tour the klongs (or canals) northwest of Bangkok.

Peg especially liked the coolness & serenity near the water. This is the view from a floating restaurant we visited in the ancient capital city of Ayutthaya, 80 km north of Bangkok.

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