Visiting Bangkok in October During the Funeral of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej

2018-12-17T17:23:32+00:00By |

Visiting Bangkok in October during the funeral of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej? Then you may wish to consider adjusting your travel plans to take in lesser-visited sights, stay in more off the beaten track neighbourhoods, or explore other parts of Thailand. Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away on 13 October 2016 at the age …

Celebrating Songkran in Thailand – A Big Water Fight and Buddhist Festival

2018-12-17T17:23:06+00:00By |

Celebrating Songkran in Thailand means getting absolutely soaked. The traditional Theravāda Buddhist festival to mark Thai New Year has turned into one big water fight over the years. While you can still visit pagodas to observe rituals, you'll still need to prepared to get drenched. Celebrating Songkran in Thailand is fun for some, a nightmare for …

Monks in Bangkok, Visakha Bucha Day, Thailand

2018-12-17T17:22:26+00:00By |

When there are 12,600 Buddhist monks from southern Thailand in one street of Bangkok at once, where, as a photographer, do you start trying to document the mass alms-giving that was Visakha Bucha Day? The answer, of course, is to not panic and keep it simple. Wide shot, mid shot, close-up. That’s what I was taught …