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elephant sculptures - วัดช้างล้อม - wat chang lom - อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์ศรีสัชนาลัย - si satchanalai chaliang historical park, near sukhothai - thailand

Stucco Elephants - วัดช้างล้อม - Wat Chang Lom

อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์ศรีสัชนาลัย - Si Satchanalai Chaliang Historical Park, near Sukhothai (Thailand)

To see more photos and information about this place, go to my Si Satchanalai Chaliang Historical Park photo album.

amphoe si satchanalai
bricks
elephants
ruins
sculptures
stone elephant
temple
wat chang lom
ประเทศไทย
วัดช้างล้อม
อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์ศรีสัชนาลัย
May 7, 2005
Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai, Thailand

Photos of Si Satchanalai Chaliang Historical Park, near Sukhothai.­

Si Satchanalai has been declared a World Heritage site.­ It offers similar Sukhothai era temples and monuments, but it is much less visited than Sukhothai.­

It feels like enormous abandoned ruins slowly eaten by the tropical forest.­

The old city of Si Satchanalai is situated in present day Sukhothai province, about one hour drive from Sukhothai.­

The old city of Si Satchanalai is considered the sister city of historic Sukhothai, and existed contemporary with Sukhothai.­

Why Chaliang? The ancient town, formerly call "Muang Chaliang", was named "Si Satchanalai" during the Phra Ruang Dynasty when a new administrative centre was established to replace Chaliang.­

Elephants 70 photos

Photos of Asian Elephants (Thailand, Vietnam , Laos, Nepal and India)

This series includes live elephants and artistic representations like paintings and sculptures, and Ganesha the Hindu Elephant Deity, or Erawan the mythological three-headed white elephant.­

Thailand 426 photos

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.­