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Random Chinese Temple

Random Chinese Temple

You will be shocked where you will find small shrines and temples in Thailand. This one is located just off the infamous dead Walking St. in Pattaya. I went up there since there are zero tourists and had the place to myself. I have photographed this place before but never got it to come out. This time I got lucky! Enjoy. PS – It took Walking St. being closed to actually get me to set foot on it again.

Chinese Alter

Chinese Alter

Since there are exactly zero tourists here in Pattaya I had the pleasure of wandering “Chinatown” which is a joke but still, I had the place to myself. Well, maybe not myself, there was a lady at the temple for about a minute and a security guard sitting there bored. In all, it was a pleasant day out since I was up in the area picking up some stuff from a store so I figured I swing by and take…

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Spiritual Tree

Spiritual Tree

This is a spirit tree a very common sight around South East Asia. If you look you will see them constantly if you are paying attention. This one was in a Chinese temple. I could not begin to figure out why there is a motorcycle helmet on the tree except there were motorbikes parked behind me. I’ll just leap to a logical conclusion on that. Enjoy.

Wat Phra Yai Pagoda

Wat Phra Yai Pagoda

Wat Phra Yai is the real name for what everyone else in Pattaya calls Big Buddha. Having seen Big Buddha more times than I care to admit I skip it now and head towards the Chinese Temple that most ignore. Meaning, it’s not jammed by a bunch of tourists being dropped off by the busloads. If you are ever in Pattaya and are like I rather see the Chinese Temple, just pull in at the top of the parking area…

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Random Temple In Bangkok

Random Temple In Bangkok

I honestly have no idea what the name of this temple is in Bangkok. All I know is that it was off Khao San Road. In Thailand, a temple or a wat in Thai are a Baht a dozen. To be fair, once you seen one wat you kinda of seen them all. There are only a few that stand out. The trick is to wander around the grounds until you find something different. Granted, I didn’t do that with…

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Verdant Green

Verdant Green

Returning to Thailand for this image. After so many days of doing series I need a break to just edit one photo. This was shot in my favorite temple in Thailand and not the Thai temple but the Chinese temple that is rarely visited. You get the entire place to yourself because the tour buses are dumping the people at the Thai area with a giant Buddha. The Thai’s also head that way except those of Chinese decent which is…

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Green Tranquility

Green Tranquility

This was shot at the Chinese temple in Pratumnak Hill. The local Thai temple gets all the attraction but the Chinese Temple is really the one worth the visit. If you are curious and in Pattaya I recommend asking to visit the temple on Pratumnak Hill and then say stop at the Chinese temple. In Thai Chinese is Jinn. While I can read Thai I am barely conversational so when you see the road leading to the left just say,…

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Gentle Reflections

Gentle Reflections

This is a pool/pond I really don’t know what to call it in a Chinese Temple. It’s near a tourist trap temple complex of the image I posted yesterday. I really like going to the Chinese temple because its calm and quiet and no one is ever around. I think I am going to take a break for the Thailand photos. I am sitting on a backlog of stuff I have shot and since I have moved and started to…

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Somewhere In China

Somewhere In China

Or to be more exact, the Disney version of China located in Orlando, Florida. I guess the Disney version of China works if you can’t go to the real thing. I will give Disney their kudos for having native speaking staff at every country. It does give the experience authenticity. In every country I would hear the staff speaking to each other in their own languages. Made it more immersive. So enjoy this Disney version of China.

Sun Over A Chinese Temple

Sun Over A Chinese Temple

I wish I snuck off to China but I did the next best thing which was head to Walk Disney World’s Epcot. My Mom drove up from Fort Myers and we managed to hit all of Epcot in a whirlwind tour. I have no idea how many images I took. I saw lots of cameras as we wandered around the park. I was a bit smug as I watched people lugging around DSLRs and here was me with my Sony…

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