Photographing Wat Sri Chum’s Buddha
This is not really a serious thing, but more a photographic warning. If you’re looking to get a good picture of Skuhothai’s largest Buddha, housed in the North Zone at Wat Sri Chum, your best bet is sometime around noon or 1pm. There is only a small opening on top, so little light gets in, especially in the early morning and late afternoon, which are the 2 times I came. The Buddha does face East, but trees and various other things block the sun from hitting the Buddha. Early afternoon would be the only time sun will filter into the structure from the hole on top. If you don’t care about taking a good picture then by all means come at time.
If you take to the road at the Historial Park.....
....keep your eye on the road! We spent nearly 2 days motorcycling around the park, and had a number of frights - usually associated with a large group of tourists riding bicycles towards us in a pack, right across the road - and not taking too much notice of the road! The comical looks on their faces as they finally noticed us and took fright did not alleviate the anxiety of the moment!
- Road Trip
- Historical Travel
- Museum Visits
Damn you mosquitoes!
Aaargh! During my visit to Sukhothai I also practised some sports: a championship on how to kill as much mosquitoes as possible in one hour ;-)
They were everywhere. You could hardly see them, but all of a sudden you felt them or heard them, or got stuck by them.
On my right leg, I think I had about 10 big mosquito bites. After the itching, they turned into a blister, very weird!!
I had taken a good repellent, but apparently the mosquitoes were stronger than that.