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IN THE PICTURE #15
In ‘In the Picture’ photographers from all over the world share their 10 most beautiful pictures of Thailand. See Thailand through the photographer’s lens, read background stories about the pictures and learn more about the beautiful Thailand! The first of 2021 is we start with a banger! We are so happy with Luke’s contribution, look for yourself.
Hello, please introduce yourself.
First of all I would like to wish you all a happy and above all healthy New Year!
My name is Luke Yeung and I was born in Hong Kong after which I grew up in Canada. But I spent most of my life in Bangkok, Thailand.
After my education as an architect I spend a lot of time capturing the landscapes in Asia (Southeast Asia). Thanks to my studies I developed a certain view on buildings, shapes and spaces. Nowadays these are often the most important elements that I also capture with my photography. In this way I try to reflect people and culture through my images during my visits to different locations.
More information about myself can be found on this site.
Ubon Ratchathani is located in northeastern Thailand, in the Isaan to be precise. With the Mekong River flowing along the borders with Laos, the landscapes you see here are beyond the typical landscapes when you think of Thailand.
Also photographed in Ubon Ratchathani. When the dry season comes, the landscape along the Mekong River changes drastically.
The benefits of a clear, unpolluted sky in Khong Chiam, Ubon Ratchathani.
Phang Nga Bay is an hour away from Phuket, but worlds away from the hustle and bustle. Famous for its limestone rock formations, cliffs and mangroves, it is the perfect place to wake up and take in the spectacular scenery.
Which place / destination do you recommend our readers to visit and why?
The Khao Sok National Park thanks to its submerged beauty. The tranquil man-made lake and water intensify the surrounding mountain landscape.
Where do you like to eat?
Raan Jay Fai, for the famous crabomelet and huge goggles that this famous lady wears while she cooks.
Phang Nga Bay in the Gulf of Thailand is an off-world place. In these fragile landscapes of southern Thailand, boats and water transportation are the best ways to get around.
Name a nice coffee shop or bar where our readers can drop by.
For truly original chai (and delicious Indian and Thai food) you should visit HERE at Sukhumvit 53 in Bangkok, a unique place.
What is your favorite Thai dish?
Garima Arora’s (chef of Gaa Bangkok) creative take on the avocado toast, but with a native Thai fruit called the ‘Egg Yolk’ fruit (Lamut Khamen or Luk Taw).
Khao Sok in South Thailand is one of the largest watersheds in the region. The Cheow Lan Lake was formed in 1982 when the Rajjaprabha Dam was built and is now one of the most beautiful places to visit in Thailand.
What is your favorite accommodation in Thailand?
Do you have a (travel) tip that might come in handy in Thailand?
There is certainly more to Thailand than the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, Phuket and Koh Samui. Dig deeper and you’ll find unique and unique experiences, especially if you’re looking for more quiet and contemplative places like me.
Is there a Thai phrase or word our readers need to learn?
ชีวิตชีวา – Chee wit chee waa – which you say when you see things that are energetic and full of life…
In this part of South Thailand (Phatthalung) tourism is still very accessible. Fishermen sometimes adapt their long tail boats for travelers in Thale Noi, a freshwater marshland in Phatthalung.
In Phattalung province you can observe traditional ways of life, such as the ‘Yor’, the large bamboo fishing platforms.