This worked great in the Thailand thread so I figured I'd play a game with you folks
1) No reverse image search
2) One location per post
3) Thailand photos ONLY
4) Must give a little background if it's not an obvious photo
#1 is extremely easy
First day in Thailand, our host family recommended we go here. I should have been suspicious of their advice when they told us to only eat "safe foods" such as McDonalds or Burger King (I'm not kidding). Anyways, they suggested "a must-see" in the city and we went. Tourist hell awaited us in our naivite.
>implying those are my pants
Since I think I am correct, I will post my own.
An extremely colorful temple in what is considered Northern Thailand.
The temple is multiple stories high, has multiple buildings and a very large Buddha statue
Not a province many tourists hit, but it is a hit for Thais.
Did you shit your pants and then shit in your suitcase and ruin the rest of your clothes so you had to go buy new pants from a street vendor selling kids pajamas? Because that's the only excuse I can think of for wearing those horrendous pants.
No, it's much further SE but still considered the North. The temple is covered in broken pottery and glass. Emphasis on the last one.
Somewhere I have a ton of pictures of the building of this place. I took shots of it in 2005, 06, 07 ,08, 12, and 14. This was not my shot, I was the anon to ID it.
I will post another pic. One of the most famous temple paintings in all of Thailand.
Dumping more pics, some easy some difficult (not OP) Some of these pics are shit quality as I have been living in and traveling to Thailand since 2005
From the Rose of the North, can be seen from the city on a clear day.
This hand has been gilded from many gold foils. The hand itself is a few feet tall and part of a famous "talking" Buddha.
This empire defeated Angkor in 1431 bringing back Khmer architectural influence. This specific temple is found in central Thailand.
Known for it's temperature inversion it is called the Fog Sea. This is also in the North as I spent a lot of time riding around up there. It is a mountain but doesn't have the word "Doi" in its name.
One last on until others join in. This province is one of the few that have dinosaur bones. It is in the same province as the shot above. It is known for it's lake.
If it's got dinosaurs and it's up North, it must be Phayao. There are a lot more dinosaur fossils in the Northeast--I recommend a swing by Phu Wiang in Khon Kaen on your next visit if you like that sort of thing.
>>955837 Yup, 30min outside Kwan Phayao and you are right, Issan has a lot more dinosaurs than anywhere else.
>>955838 Nope, a bit more southern. There is a pic from Sukhothai in the ones i posted though.
Yup, and I have a bad habit of mixing Northern into my speech. I mentioned it because it is in the North and to narrow it down.
The tsunami one should be easy... Leo is crying harder over this more so than all his missed oscars.
From the gardens of a Chiang Mai temple near the Eastern gate inside the old city.
Any Chiang mai people up for some ice cream? There is a branch in BKK too in a food court.
OP here, sorry for the delay
This one is called Monkey Island, pretty accurate
Au Nang (?)
Stole this fuckers pineapple and made him pose with me
Ang Thong National Marine Park, Emerald lagoon. Couldn't say The island name.
Glad you liked it
They don't make them more gigantic than me
Here is another. My ex at a pretty obvious place up North. Getting there was an adventure involving taking a bus and asking them to politely drop you off in the middle of the highway. We got picked up by a really nice Thai while waiting on the side of the highway for another bus. Great day
Elephant camp in Mae rim along the Samoeng loop next to Tiger Kingdom etc.
Here is a pic from Christmas as a Friend's house over looking the valley about 2km away from that park. We roasted a pig and drank a lot, good times.
OK, here you go. East-coast, if you've been there you'll know, if you haven't further clues will not help...
Rooftop Bar 2
But which bar?
This bar is different than Rooftop Bar 1
That's probably Vertigo, or whatever it's called, atop the Banyan Tree, given that evidently it's on South Sathorn? Stayed there a few years ago (I don't think Sathorn Vista was there at the time, or it had a different name).
>I wish there weren't so many Chinese at our temple.
I read that they're now printing Mandarin-language etiquette guides to hand out at the airport, and that there have been too many people defecating in the moat in Chiang Mai.
>as someone who was once knocked into the moat by a gang of giggling teenagers one Songkran many years ago, that is a positively chilling thought.
I feel like I ought to know this. I know the location by looking at the Bangkok bank/roads, never been to that bar though.
here is me on another skybar, face covered because I'm hideous.
picture of the bar rather than the view.
Is it true that at Skybar they won't let you take photos anywhere you want? I didn't go there because of this fact. Moon Bar I could snap away anywhere, after buying the 300 ฿ beer of course.
Pic is the restaurant side of Moon Bar and prices for meals were outrageous. I only bought one beer.
The photo was Red Sky bar on Centralworld, not THE Skybar. No problem with photos, I just didn't take any.
I need to check out some Skybars when I go back. I've only been to Red sky bar and the long table.
In 2005 I ingested some of that water. I was Damn sick for 2 weeks, lost 10lbs and have had an iron clad immune system ever since.
Nope, Umong is at th base of Doi Suthep behind CMU.
This is a picture of the Ping River, but not in Chiang Mai. A few hours south this province has a major border crossing.
Ah, yes. I recall now. Vertigo is, or was, the ferociously overpriced and OK-but-not-great Italian-ish restaurant attached to it. The fancy Chinese restaurant one or two floors down was really good, though. Also expensive, but almost good enough to be worth it.
>I got such a great deal on the room when I stayed at the Banyan Tree--a suite for THB3000--that it was hard to handle how expensive the restaurants and spa services were.
This is Mrigadayavan Palace, between Hua Hin and Cha Am, on the grounds of the King Rama VI Military Camp. iirc, the BPP train there.
The palace is painted teak, all open and airy for a summer stay by the beach. Built by/for King Rama VI.
Hundreds of pilings all have a little anti-ant moat, one guy has the job of refilling these as needed.
Yeah, that was Phi Phi about 100 days after the Tsunami.
Yeah I kept my mouth shut when going in, 10 years ago there were not many Chinese tourists. Hell on Nimman there were empty lots of land, you would be the only white guy in Warm Up and even the Trashy mecca known as Zoes was different.
My unanticipated swim was a shocking 20 years ago now. Thailand never stops changing, of course, but I'm sure you can imagine how distinct it now is from the country I first lived in in early 1990.
Yeah, a lot of my good friends are in their Mid 30's and showed me tons of pictures and took me around to places that were hot when they were growing up in the 90s. I really wish I could have gotten over there earlier but I was happy to get there when i did. I studied a semester at Chiang Mai University and it's hard to believe that was 10 years ago. One of the reasons I really like Kwan Phayao is it has that chill feeling that Chiang Mai is currently losing. However I think even there will be built up by the time I can move back again.