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IN THE PICTURE #46
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!
Not long ago we started following this fantastic photographer from Thailand. We are fans of the pictures Ketsada UNs takes and are therefore very happy that he immediately said a resounding yes to the invitation to participate in our In the Picture feature!
Hello, please introduce yourself.
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen / Hello Thailand Magazine readers.
Ketsada UNs is my name. I was born in Bangkok, but I grew up in Nakhon Phanom, Noth-East Thailand. I moved to Bangkok to complete my studies. After graduating, I worked in Thailand as an assistant manager for a corporation.
I started photographing pictures in high school, but I just do it now and then. And it was approximately 6 years ago that I began to take photography seriously. I am a huge fan of photography. My photographs are diverse, but my favorite is street photography. Why do I enjoy street photography so much? I sometimes stroll in the same spot yet observe things from a different perspective. Street photography captures scenes from everyday life. Everyday scenes in which people usually appear. A successful street photographer can anticipate situations. The observation and participation in a scene help me to take good photos.
Chock dee krub,
The Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Bangkok
Before the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic, the Grand Palace including the Wat Phra Kaew was one of the most visited attractions in Thailand. At the moment of the pandemic, the flow of visitors has collapsed completely. Entry to the temple is therefore uncertain.
Wat Phra Sri Mahathat Woramahawihan, Bangkok
The Chedi Sri Mahathat, which is not far from Wat Phra Si Mahathat BTS station, has a modest chedi enshrining the Buddha’s relics.
What is your favorite destination in Thailand?
Which place / destination in Thailand is still on your wish list to visit?
I want to go everywhere in Thailand. I love traveling to discover new places and new things.
Hua Lamphong train station, Bangkok
For many photographers, Hua Lamphong is a favorite destination. You have complete freedom to take photographs at any time. It is also a significant train station in Bangkok, although it is expected to close shortly. Because a new main train station is currently being built in Bang Sue.
Wat Prayurawongsawas Waraviharn, Bangkok
The Phra That Maha Chedi is located inside the temple. It’s a chedi with a huge, round shape. The lower pagoda has 54 booths grouped around it. Up to 18 smaller pagodas are lined up around the huge chedi on the upper floor, near to the booths.
Which place / destination do you recommend our readers to visit and why?
Where do you like to eat?
Street food is the best in Bangkok because it’s cheap and delicious.
Hands of a Buddha statue at the Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen, Bangkok
I shot a close-up shot with a telephoto lens, giving a strange and interesting shot.
Bangkok residents and a Buddha statue
A location where you can see Wat Pak Nam Phasi Charoen’s large Buddha image. Regrettably, this location is private property. As a result, before visiting this location, you must first obtain permission from the landowner.
Tip us a nice coffee shop or bar where our readers can drop by.
Bar I don’t know and a coffee shop I can’t choose, because there are a lot good coffee shops in Bangkok. I like coffee and sometimes I find antique cafes on the streets.
What is your favorite Thai dish?
I like Isan food, Somtam, Larb, Khao Niow (glutinous rice).
Wat Ku, Nonthaburi
Wat Ku is a Thai temple located in Nonthaburi. A big reclining Buddha image is enshrined in a wihan inside Wat Ku. It is also close to the Chao Phraya River.
Fo Guang Shan Thaihua Temple, Bangkok
It is a Taiwanese branch temple. The three main Buddha images are depicted in a magnificent gold color, with fine carving patterns of Guan Yin adorning the wall bordering the Buddha.
What is your favorite accommodation in Thailand?
I am Thai so no idea! But if you want to travel conveniently, I recommend this place. Loftel Station. Set on a bustling thoroughfare 3 minutes by foot from Hua Lamphong MRT Station.
Do you have a (travel) tip that might come in handy in Thailand?
Walk through the city of Bangkok during daytime as well as in the night time.
Is there a Thai phrase or word our readers need to learn?
“Zap Eli” what stands for things like very good or yammy. It is an exclamation or slang of Isan people when eating delicious food.
Hand & Coconut, Pak Khlong Talat, Bangkok
Pak Khlong Talat was setting out coconuts on his basket when I snapped this photo.
Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen, Bangkok
Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen, It’s a Buddhist temple with a colossal Buddha figure. It’s a fascinating temple not far from the Bang Phai MRT station.
What type / brand of camera do you use?
Fuji – of course, Fuji X-E2, Lens 18-55mm, 27mm f/2.8, 50-230mm Zoom Lens.
Where can our readers find your work / photos?
Last question, who should we also ask our ‘In the Picture’ feature?
Wat Sangkathan, Nonthaburi
Wat Sangkhathan is a tranquil, shady, and lovely Buddhist temple in Nonthaburi featuring a jade Buddha inside.
Wat Bangphai Phraaramluang, Nonthaburi
One of the temples in Nonthaburi is Wat Bang Phai. It’s a historic temple worth seeing, and when we arrived in the evening, we were greeted by monks who opened a pavilion for us to photograph within.