A Journey through northern Thailand and Laos/ Nov.Dec 2015

Monks and temple in Luang Prabang

Bunch of research went in to determining where to take my friend Nancy to have a good feeling of the Thai and Laotian culture. Given our short trip duration and just before the Loicratong holiday we decider that Northern Thailand and Laos will bring us the most subjects to photograph and culture to experience.

We knew first we needed to start the trip in Bangkok for a big city experience including the floating Market a visit to the famous floating market which has remained the same for many years. The market is one hour drive South West, which is always a nice experience. But to have the full experience of this wonderful floating market you have to wake up before the morning light and drive to get to the market few hours before the massive hordes or migration of tourist happen.

Rush hour in Bangkok

Rush hour in Bangkok

The next day we flew to Chiang Mai where we spend few days exploring the hidden nooks of northern Thailand involving the old city with its narrow streets and historical temples, the elephant Camp with the villagers from both the Khmer and the high-altitude Miao ethnic minorities. Our next destination was Laos, Luang Prabang, in Luang Prabang there were temples and restaurants as far as the eye can see, it was hard to decide which place to eat, and we end it up eating  like kings. Northern Thai food is different than the curries and noodle dishes you see in Thai restaurants in the U.S. The northern food is similar to Laotian food, often referred to as Isan. The second day we went to the nearby Kuang Si Waterfalls were definite musts.


Monks and temple in Luang Prabang

Monks and temple in Luang Prabang

Monks and temple in Luang Prabang

 

Tat Kuang Si waterfall, Laos

Tat Kuang Si waterfall, Laos

The trip was certainly efficient, we saw, ate, and experienced a ton!

Monks and temple in Luang Prabang

If you are planing to go to Thailand or Laos, or both make your plane accordantly and make sure you build in enough days to explore and enjoy this wonderful part of the world reach with culture, natural beauty and amazing food..

The equipment used to active this images is:

5D mark III

7 D markII

16 to 35 F4 IS

14mm F2.8

70 to 200 F4 IS

Cable release

Tripod and tripod head, Kirk

Lowe Pro Sport 20L Bag pack

And my friend Nancy was using the Nikon sister as you can see in this fallowing photo.

Monks and temple in Luang Prabang

If you have any questions about our Photo Tours or Workshops please contact Mallika Jecan or Gavriel Jecan at ipt.mallika@gmail.com, internationalphototours@gmail.com.

Chiang Mai Cult

Thank you to my wife and guide for guiding us through this part of the world.

Doi Suthep in the evening light

 

 

 

 

 

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