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Scorpions are NOT Insects, they are Arachnida (i.­e.­ same family as Spiders).­ Like Spiders, they have 8 legs, unlike Insects which have 6 legs.­

Spotted in very beautiful Karstic Area that local people call "Wonder Cave" (Thailand)

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April 11, 2005

Photos of the beautiful karstic region South of Loei (Thailand)

This area on the along road 201, about 200km South-West of Nong Khai in North-East Thailand.­

The area called "Wonder Cave" is about 10-20 km North of Phu Kradung National Park (there is a sign on the road).­

The region known as "Stone Maze" is just west of Wang Saphung, on road 2016.­

None of these places are mentioned on the Lonely Planet Guide of Thailand.­

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Those photos were shot in Thailand in May 2008 (Bangkok) and in March-April 2005, where I traveled with my friend Anke Rega.

Related Set: Forensic medicine museum - Siriraj Hospital (Bangkok).

Our 25-day tour in 2005 included, in chronological order, Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Kanchanabury, Nam Tok, Erawan, Nam Tok Huai Mae Khamin, Thong Pha Phum, Sangkhla Buri, Wat Wang Wiwekaram, Ban Pa Rai Nok, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phanom Rung, Si Racha, Chantaburi, Ko Chang, Phimai, Nong Khai, Ban Phu, Wang Saphung, Loei, Dan Sai, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Si Ratchanalai, Chiang Mai, Tham Chiang Dao, Chiang Rai, Tha Ton, the Wieng Haeng loop, Pai, Muang Paeng, Tham Lot, and many other fantastic places that are not on the maps.­

We were lucky to be in the Phanom Rung historical park during the annual festival, during which the history and legends associated with this religious monument are re-enacted by hundreds of actors, dancers and musicians in a very impressive celebration.­

We also had the chance to be in Chiang Mai during Songkran, the Thai New Year (April 13th through the following week-end).­ During this holidays period, a Thai tradition consists in throwing copious amounts of water to others as a way to wish a happy new year.­ Chiang Mai's old defensive moat provide a endless source of water for the occasion.­

Camera used: Sony DSC F828 (8 Mega-pixel) with 4GB Microdrive.­