Eye on the World

The Many Faces of Thailand

written by | Posted on July 7th, 2011

Limestone Buddha surfaces through roots of banyan tree in Ayutthaya.

Limestone Buddha surfaces through roots of banyan tree in Ayutthaya.

Young monk in Wat Bowonniwet Temple, Bangkok.

Young monk in Wat Bowonniwet Temple, Bangkok.

Wat Bowonniwet Temple, Bangkok.

Wat Bowonniwet Temple, Bangkok.

Monk near Wat Phra Yai Temple, Koh Samui.

Monk near Wat Phra Yai Temple, Koh Samui.

Wat Phra Yai Temple, Koh Samui.

Wat Phra Yai Temple, Koh Samui.

Elephant trekking near Na Muan waterfalls, Koh Samui.

Elephant trekking near Na Muan waterfalls, Koh Samui.

Sunrise as seen from the 44th floor of Bangkok's Centara Grand Hotel.

Sunrise as seen from the 44th floor of Bangkok's Centara Grand Hotel.

Ruins of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam, about 50 miles north of Bangkok.

Ruins of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam, about 50 miles north of Bangkok.

Reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya.

Reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya.

Beach at Zazen, an elegant boutique resort in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Beach at Zazen, an elegant boutique resort in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Limestone Buddha surfaces through roots of banyan tree in Ayutthaya.Young monk in Wat Bowonniwet Temple, Bangkok.Wat Bowonniwet Temple, Bangkok.Monk near Wat Phra Yai Temple, Koh Samui.Wat Phra Yai Temple, Koh Samui.Elephant trekking near Na Muan waterfalls, Koh Samui.Sunrise as seen from the 44th floor of Bangkok's Centara Grand Hotel.Ruins of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam, about 50 miles north of Bangkok.Reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya.Beach at Zazen, an elegant boutique resort in Koh Samui, Thailand.