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Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

On the way to Pattaya you will find one of the popular destination for Thai families, the Kaho Kheow open zoo. Unlike the normal zoo, the animals at this open zoo are not kept inside cages. Instead, the authorities of Khao Kheow zoo created small kingdoms for each animal. So you can actually go into the gang of deers and start feeding them, or feed a banana to Giraffe with your own hands. Of course dagerous animals like tiger and lion are kept in a bit isolated area with strong walls and electric fence. But even these area are built in such a way that the visitors can see the animal clearly without any obstruction.

One of the major attractions of Khao Kheow open zoo is it’s night safari where you can comfortably site in zoo vehicle and travel around the zoo in the darkness of the night to watch animals and birds which come out only in night. At present the zoo accomodates around 8000 animals from 300 species.

The Khao Kheow Open Zoo was opened to the general public during the year 1980. In 1992, the area of the zoo was expanded to 2,000 acres within the Khao Kheow-Khao Chom Puo wildlife Sanctuary as apart of it.

Address of the Khao Kheow Zoo:
235 Moo 7 Bangpra Sriracha, Chonburi Province, Thailand.
Telephone: 0-3829-8195, 08-9544-6994
You can also email them at: pr@kkopenzoo.com

Khao Yai

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

Khao Yai national park is famous for its natural beauty and a variety of flora and fauna. It is the oldest national park in Thailand. Khao Yai is also the second largest national park in Thailand. Khao Yai lies mainly in Nakhorn Ratchsiama (Khorat) province whish is located approximately 260 kilometers northeast of Bangkok. The Khao Yai national park extends across three more provinces in Thailand. They are Saraburi, Nakhon Nayok and Prachinburi. Khao Yai attarcts visitors who love natural forests, waterfalls and plants.

Climate at Khao Yai

The weather at Khao Yai is pleasant compared to many other parts of Thailand. Khao Yai mainly got three seasons, the rainy season, winter and the summer.
During the rainy season the temperatures at Khao Yai during day time is about 27° C. Immediately after the rainy season the flowers and fauna in Khao Yai flourishes into a stunning beauty. The rainy season starts from May and last till October at Khao Yai.
During November to February it is winter in Thailand. I would say late December to February is the best time to visit Khao Yai. During this time of the year Khao Yai weather is cool with clear sky whish is best for hiking. You can also capture stunning sunsets during this time at Khao Yai. It can get real cold the nights at Khao Yai during this time when the temperature drop upto 10° C.
Even summer season is fine to visit to Khao Yai since the temperature at Khao Yai doesn’t get hot like Bangkok. The average temperature at Khao Yai during March to May could be around 27° C. If you have tired sitting at your Bangkok Hotel room then Khao Yai is just a couple of hours away.

I hope many of you have enjoyed the Krabi Photos which I posted the other day. I will soon post some photos I took from Khao Yai.

Khao Yai
A Photo from Khao Yai
Also check out the photos I took from KRABI

Human Imagery Museum, Thailand

Monday, October 30th, 2006

The Thai Human Imagery Museum is located in the outskirts of Bangkok, on the way to Nakhon Pathom. On our way to cha-am beach we decided to stop at the Human Imagery Museum. It took us only about an hour drive to reach the museum. The museum presents lively human sculptures created by a group of Thai artists headed by Archarn Duankaew. It took almost 10 years of hard work to build the human sculptures which are currently displayed in museum. The Thailand Human Imagery Museum presents stunning human sculptures including various characters and the general Thai life style and culture. Among the many figures includes respectable Buddhist Monks, former Kings of the Chakri Dynasty of Thailand, and the exerts from Thai Life and culture. To make it more attractive the Thai artists also made figures of famous international personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Indian nation, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of United States of America and Sir Winston Churchill, the greatest British prime minister.

There is something special about this Human Imagery Museum at Thailand. Unlike other human imagery museums, the sculptures at this Thai museum is not entirely wax. There is a reason for it. When Archarn Duankaew started his work by creating a wax mold pattern of Madam To-So, he found it very difficult to maintain due to the high temperature, moisture and dust conditions in Thailand. But Archarn Duankaew did not give up and started their research on an alternate material. Their research found its fruit when they came up with the idea of introducing fiber glass into the creation of wax-models. The Thai artists went further by taking pains to find out rare accessories used by the individuals and characters during their life.
The figures at Thailand Human Imagery Museum is amazingly close to real life characters and many a times even a closer look at the sculptures will not be enough for you to identify them as statues. Look at some of the photographs from the museum and you can find each individual hair was inserted into its own aperture on the head and body of the sculptures.
Human Imagery Museum at Thailand is opened for tourists and general public from 9:00am to 5:30pm during weekdays and on saturday and sunday the museum opens at 8:30 am and closes at 6:00pm. You can contact the museum authorities in the following address.
Human Imagery Museum Thailand
43/2 Moo 1,Pinklao-Nakhonchaisri Road, Km.31,
Nakhonchaisri, Nakhon Pathom -73120 Thailand
Telephone: 034-332061, 034-332607 or 034-332109

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