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IN THE PICTURE #38
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!
How we are fans of this Thai photographer!!! He visits so many different destinations in Thailand that we are completely surprised every time with what he shows us again! Check out some of his personal favorite photos below. Thanks Khun Korawee, chock dee krub!
Hello, please introduce yourself.
Hello dear Thailand Magazine readers,
My name is Korawee and I am a hobby photographer in addition to my day job of Engineering. I live in the province of Chonburi and since 2010 I started to take interest in the art of photography.
I especially like landscape photography also because this way I can beautifully portray my own travels.
Hope you enjoy my photos!
The best from Chonburi,
I took this picture during the grand opening of highest building in Thailand (at that time). This landmark building in Bangkok is called MahaNakhon, the laser show during the night followed an entire day where it had rained hard. A beautiful spectacle!
The Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is a super beautiful viewpoint located in the province of Phang Nga. The highlight of this location is not only during sunset but especially during sunrise. If you time everything right then you can see the beautiful stars and Milky Way here. I had the chance to visit this place only once, of course I plan to go there again.
What is your favorite destination in Thailand?
I often travel to the northern areas of Thailand, I love the weather, scenery, food, etcetera.
Which place / destination in Thailand is still on your wish list to visit?
Southern Thailand. I have yet to discover the beautiful landscape of southern Thailand!
Phu Tab Beuk is a popular location to travel to if you want to see the sea of fog. The best period to visit this place is during the rainy season. If you are lucky, you can see the star clusters of our Milky Way from this place during the deep night.
Shot from the top of Thailand’s highest mountain the Doi Inthanon located in the province of Chiang Mai. You can not only admire the great stupa of King Rama 9 and his wife there but also visit the beautiful viewpoint of Mae Cham district. As you can see, it offers a beautiful background because of the beautiful mountain layers has. During the sunset you can see the golden light and shadow on the mountains, in my opinion the perfect view here.
Which place / destination do you recommend our readers to visit and why?
I love Koh Kood which is located in the province of Trat, near Koh Chang. It is still nice and quiet and beautiful there. That is, you get to relax and there is even less tourism on the island.
Where do you like to eat?
I am a big noodle lover so it is not surprising that I always prefer to find the noodle restaurant in the local app “WongNai”. With this app, I then search for a good restaurant where they sell noodles nearby.
In addition, I want to tip a restaurant I a secret restaurant from my own region (Chonburi) where you can eat really delectable food. The restaurant is called Dee Prom and is located in Bang Saen. This restaurant has been around for more than 20 years.
The Chae Son Hot Spring located in a national park located in the province of Lampang. The highlight of this place is in the early morning. You can then see the sun’s rays through the mist of the hot hot spring. Take the time to relax here by in this hot pool to refresh your body.
The Phraya Nakhon Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. A hidden pavilion in the radiant light. You should come here no later than 11 in the morning if you want to see the perfect lighting shining on the pavilion. Wander over the mountain and enter the cave. Don’t forget that from the mountain you can also see the paradisiacal Prachuap Khiri Khan province.
Tip us a nice coffee shop or bar where our readers can drop by.
Check out the Magic Mountain Café in Phayao Province. From here you have a great view of the Phu Lang Ka in the early morning.
What is your favorite Thai dish?
Stir Fried Spicy Crispy Pork with Thai basil, deliciously hot and spicy!
Pang Oung is a pine forest and is part of “The Royal Project Foundation”. This area is located in the province of Mae Hong Son. During the early morning, this area will be surrounded by mist over the water level of reservoir with the additional light effect of the sun’s rays. You will wake up and enjoy this beautiful area!
The Krating waterfall is a large waterfall in the province of Chantaburi. This waterfall has as many as 13 levels. The most beautiful platforms are the 8th and 9th. Here you have to climb up on a path to get to each level. It is a bit tiring but once you reach a certain level, you can once again enjoy the beautiful nature that this waterfall has to offer.
What is your favorite accommodation in Thailand?
My tip to all readers is to spend a night or more at the Samet Nangshe Boutique Hotel. Located on the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint, this hotel offers great views over Phang Nga Bay all day and night.
Do you have a (travel) tip that might come in handy in Thailand?
Stay relaxed, enjoy your trip and try the delicious Thai food!
Is there a Thai phrase or word our readers need to learn?
Jaew-Mak (this is an informal formulation of the meaning very good). You can use this especially when talking to local Thai youth and young adults.
The Bang Pra reservoir, my most favorite place to learn my shot since the beginning. This place is located in Chonburi. The large water reservoir supplies water to the people in the area, it is the life stream for these locals.
Sam Phan Bok, the great canyon of Thailand. During the summer season, the water level of the Mekong River will drop and then you can see the beautiful rock shape created by the water eroding the earth’s surface. The location is quite dark and a good place to photograph beautiful stars and the Milky Way. In this photo we also spun steel wool with the beautiful Milky Way above it.
What type / brand of camera do you use?
A DSLR Nikon D500 (as of recently). A Nikon D3s, D4, D750 I had previously been using and have already sold.
Where can our readers find your work / photos?
Via my Instagram, Facebook and Flickr. But also via Nikon Asia and the Nikkor site.
Last question, who should we also ask our ‘In the Picture’ feature?
Pattanapong Chanrungruang. He is a great landscape photographer from Thailand.
Phu Chee Fah is a famous place in Thailand and well known to travelers, located in Chiang Rai province. This area is the border between Thailand and Laos, and known thanks to the sea of fog that you can see during the morning with the great sunrise. You can also see a beautiful starry sky during the night hours. Some areas have no fence, so pay close attention while hiking!!! It is therefore required to apply for a permit to visit during the night for a reason.
Kao Wang fireworks, the annual festival of Phetchaburi province that opens about 10 days old summer palace Pranakornkiri (Kao Wang) in the evening. There will be fireworks during the festival where most photographers want to watch and take a picture.