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IN THE PICTURE #52
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!
YES! That is what we thought when Khun Kittikun T. aka Yong said he also wanted to participate in our In the Picture feature. Whether it’s street, nature or portrait photography this top photographer is a jack of all trades! We are now almost exactly one year on with this section and very excited that we may again exhibit some of his favorite photos here! Welcome Yong!!!
Hello, could you please introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Yong, born and raised in Bangkok. I started photography when I was 16 years old. The reason, I was an an exchange student in Chile and I felt I wanted to capture these memories and moments to keep whenever I thought of Chile.
Now years later I still enjoy taking photos! Enjoy!
Greetings from Bangkok!
The photo was taken with the XPro3 in Phu Kradueng located in Loei province. It was taken during the rising sun and what a time I enjoyed the beautiful nature and surroundings there.
The photo was taken with the Xpro2 in Sisaket, a province in the Isaan. I saw a monk crossing the railroad in the evening and immediately wanted to take this photo.
What is your favorite destination in Thailand?
My favorite destination in Thailand is Phu Kradueng in Loei province (northeastern Thailand). I have visited it this province among others in 2020. I love Phu Kradueng because it is difficult to reach this destination. I walked and climbed for 6 hours! During my trek, I thought a lot about different things while looking at the beauty of nature.
Which place / destination in Thailand is still on your wish list to visit?
I plan to go to Chiang Mai and Pai in the future.
The photo was taken with the XPro2 in Sukhothai. It took me six hours to drive from Bangkok to Sukhothai. The temple where I took this photo is an ancient temple. In Suktothai, we can study much of our history.
The photo was taken with the X100T at Sattahip Sea in Pattaya. On that day, I went to the temple in the morning and came to the sea in the evening. I saw people and dogs happily playing on the beach just before the sun went down. It is a photo where I saw the good relationship between people and dogs.
Which place / destination do you recommend our readers to visit and why?
I recommend going to Koh Tao. It is a beautiful island with perfect nature on land and in the water!
Where do you like to eat?
I love the Pad Thai on Yaowarat Road in Bangkok. The Pad Thai place is called Pud Thai Kikuya and has been around for a long time. The Pad Thai is really so incredibly delicious! I have indicated the location on Google Maps in case you want to eat here.
The photo was taken with the X100T at Koh Talu. I took this photo just before the sun went down. I took a boat off the island in case I could fish for squid for dinner.
The photo was taken with an Xpro3 on Koh Tao. It is a view from the View Point Resort where my wife and I went together during Songkran. It’s a trip I enjoyed very much! Thanks in part to the great atmosphere, delicious food and perfect service by the staff at the View Point Resort in Chalok Baan.
Tip us a nice coffee shop or bar where our readers can drop by.
I hardly ever visit places like this so can’t answer this question, sorry.
What is your favorite Thai dish?
My favorite dish is Pad Krapow! This is rice topped with stir-fried pork and holy basil. It’s a delicious dish, easy to find and not expensive.
This photo was taken with S20 Ultra on Phu Kradueng one morning in 2020. It was a beautiful clear morning. The woman in the photo is my wife, we met here before we got married. It is said that this place will prove true love, because before we could reach the top of the mountain we had to face each other with exhaustion. So some couples see each other’s true personality and immediately end their relationship at this place. And us? We are still together 555.
The photo was taken with the Xpro2 in at the BTS Station Siam in Bangkok. It is a picture of a lot of people traveling in a hurry. We can see these images every day during the morning and evening hours in this busy area of Bangkok called Siam Square.
What is your favorite accommodation in Thailand?
My favorite accommodation is the View Point Resort in Chalok Baan on Koh Tao. The nature there is wonderful, the resort has a beautiful view and the service is great!
Do you have a (travel) tip that might come in handy in Thailand?
Also, go out and eat, I mean outside the restaurants and enjoy the food on the street. Street food in Thailand is delicious!
Is there a Thai phrase or word our readers need to learn?
What might be helpful is left and right. Left is sai in Thai and right is khwa.
The photo was taken with Xpro3 at Wat Arun in Bangkok. To take this photo I waited an hour after sunset.
The photo was taken with an Xpro2 at the Wooden Mon Bridge in Kanchanaburi. The photo shows a person and a monk walking to an ancient temple. It was a peaceful atmosphere and I felt peace in my mind.
The photo was taken with the XPro3 on Yaowarat Road, at the China Town Gate in Bangkok. It took me an hour to take this photo. I wanted the bus to be in the photo. So I had to wait a long time for this shot….
What type / brand of camera do you use?
I use a Fuji xpro3 and a Fuji x100T.
Where can our readers find your work / photos?
I would love it if you would come and follow me on Instagram.
Last question, who should we also ask our ‘In the Picture’ feature?
Check this photographer on Instagram, he is very good!
This photo was taken with Fuji xpro3. On that day, I went for a walk in Bangkok and had lunch. I saw this cat walking so I got this picture. I call it “Cat me if you can”…
The picture was taken with X100T at Bang Pu Recreation Center (Bangkok) before sunset. Sometimes i go here to take pictures of the birds and the sun. When I look at the flying birds I feel free So I took this shot and kept it for when I needed some inspiration for my life.