Posts Tagged ‘Thailand’
If you’ve spent any time traveling in Southeast Asia, this video, by Ivan Vania, will pull at your heart strings… beautiful landscapes, beautiful people, beautiful moments, beautiful memories.
The clip was filmed over a 24 hour period, traveling through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
I read about this Buddhist temple in Thailand constructed out of recycled bottles a few weeks ago — and even wrote about it on Gadling — but I just now came across more photos of it at Green Upgrader. The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple is about 400 miles northeast of Bangkok, making it just far enough away from the city that it’s still enough of a hidden gem. The monks of the temple used green and brown bottles from around the area, helping to clean up their community, and create a stunning structure.
The great thing about recycled bottles as decoration — and about 1.5 million have been used in the temple, giving the nickname “Temple of a Million Bottles” — is that the colors don’t fade, giving a timeless color show when the sun shines through.
Came across this earlier today and wish I had come up with the idea myself. Instead of an obnoxious phrasebook with impossible to pronounce phonetic spellings, why not just point to things you need while traveling? Me No Speak thought that was a good idea and makes these cool passport-sized guidebooks that give you plenty of pictures and phrases to point to while traveling. As of now there are only three language guidebooks — for China, Japan and Thailand — but the idea is so great that I am sure we can look forward to more.