As a experienced traveler in South East Asia, especially in Thailand, I have been fortunate to have sampled a number of locations in the area. I have lived in Thailand for the last 18 years and have traveled throughout the Kingdom to the north, south, west and east. It is very difficult to state which part of the country is my favorite, as each part has it’s beauty and reasons why they may perhaps be at the top of my list. However, one area that I really enjoy visiting is Kanchanaburi. It’s location steeped in history from World War 2, which is known to many and behind. A visit to the “Death Railway” is a must on any ones itinerary and of course the famous “Bridge over the River Kawi”.
Thailand is a photographers dream, with a coastline that span’s around 2600km and 76 provinces there are many opportunities for quality pictures.
Bangkok offers the photographer ample temples, the Grand Palace and for travel and street photographers a paradise to explore and have fun with interaction with the people.
I enjoy my trips to Bangkok and have a developed a portfolio of pictures from the street.
The Monk with a Camera, was captured during the annual boat race on the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok.
A trip down the Chao Phraya River is another location well worth the time. Just a few weeks ago I spent the day traveling the river taxi, jumping off at different location with my camera at the ready for interesting opportunities to click off a few pictures. Admitting most were street shots and not in genre of travel pictures. However, a fun time can be add going up and down the river with your camera.
A day trip to Ayutthaya is another location that shouldn’t be missed. The location is vast area of temple ruins in which photographers can use their imagination to capture truly marvelous pictures.
At the northern end of the country we have the famous cities of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai to explore. Chiang Mai has changed over the years, like many of the Thai cities and coastal areas with it’s emphasis on tourism, but traveling further into the hilly locations you can still find authentic hill tribes going about their everyday life. Taking a trek with a company will take you to the breath taking landscape northern Thailand has to offer.
If you just want to take tourist snaps then near to Chiang Mai a village set up with hill tribe families at the ready for you to take pictures of themselves in the hill tribe attire.
Anyways Thailand is a paradise for the photographer. Don’t take my word for it, check the