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  • Wat Phra Borommathat Chaiya-Surat Thani-ThailandWat Phra Borommathat Chaiya stands as the most elaborate example of Srivijaya influence remaining in Thailand today. Built around an eye-catching Javanese-style chedi, the site is thought to have been established when Chaiya was an important regional cent Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Jun 27, 2022
  • Ong Ang Street Art-BangkokDuring my recent visit to Bangkok, just after Songkran, I made sure not to miss this colourful canal walk between Chinatown and Rattanakosin If you know me, you must be aware of my fascination for colorful and fascinating street art. I Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Apr 30, 2022
  • Wat Ban ThongRecently finished, Wat Bang Thong was built with donations from the locals who wanted a beautiful temple in which to worship closer to where they live. With its glittering golden central tower reaching almost 70 metres in height, Wat Bang Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Apr 2, 2022
  • Wat Tha Sai-Phang Nga-ThailandWhat a truly beautiful situation for a Wat, by the beach! A totally wooden Wat made of Thai Teak, intricately carved window shutters, each panel carved with devotion and great skill. Information translated from Thai; Religious place outstanding with Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Mar 29, 2022
  • Wat Phra Hin Wanaram@watprahinwanaram Prachuap Khiri Khan province Imagine me driving along the road to Huahin, when I see in the distance this beautiful white Chedi/Temple. I am on a main highway looking for the entrance to what I know will be a treat of Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Mar 2, 2022
  • Blue Elephant PhuketBlue Elephant Phuket is not a casual Thai restaurant, but contrary to what most people think, it is not outrageously expensive (We didn’t say cheap though). Blue Elephant Phuket is perfect for a special occasion, a dining experience to share Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Sep 15, 2021
  • Abandoned Building- Kew Aung Tai Temple-RawaiAlso named as Kew Ong Tai De Am Rawai, I couldn't find anymore than the translation below about this place. What appeared to be a great vegetarian, community effort that ran out of funds. None the less an interesting Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | May 10, 2021
  • Thailand! Tha Rua Shrine-PhuketThankfully not everything was closed or locked down over December 2020, here in Phuket. I was able to get around and spend some time visiting some of the places I had promised myself to go. Here The Tha Rua Shrine, Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Feb 12, 2021
  • Thailand! Chalong Bay Extended BeachThailand! Chalong Bay Extended Beach Just south of Chalong, there is a long stretch of Chalong bay called, Friendship beach, also known as Mittrapap beach. The beach is not a great place for swimming as it becomes muddy at low tide. Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Jan 3, 2021
  • Chillva Market- PhuketChillva Market Phuket is a cool, trendy night market with a somewhat bohemian vibe and an impressive selection of food and fashion stalls. Hard to miss by the side of Yaowarat Road (which runs by Tesco Lotus, on the way Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Nov 18, 2020
  • Street Art and Art Village Rawai- PhuketSo finally able to get out and abut again, after heavy monsoon rains. I wander around the off beach road in Rawai to find a collection of street art and the Art Village. I think all types of street art are Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Nov 10, 2020
  • Sri Chamundeshwari TempleIn 2015 I spent 5months travelling around Southern India. One of the things that struck me the most was there were so many Temples! This one in Mysore is the second in my video collection. Chamundi Hill is about 13 kms Posted by TheJohnsons in India Beautiful India | Sep 24, 2020
  • Tham Sam Rock Art in Phang NgaDuring the summer break and trying to dodge tropical storms, On my way home from Krabi we stopped at this much missed, but beautiful calm place . A real gem and worth the visit. We had the place to ourselves Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Sep 2, 2020
  • Phuket mining Museum- Kathu-PhuketFrom my trip in January 2020 to the hills of Kathu, I found the Phuket Mining Museum. Stunning grandiose drive to this magnificent building. Which actually was more interesting on the outside than the inside. Most f this video is just Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Apr 5, 2020
  • Little India Street Art Singapore Some of the Amazing street Art I saw on my recent trip to Singapore. There are three districts that this is most popular, Chinatown, Little India, And Kampong Glam. This one focuses on Little India I hope you enjoy it? Little India Posted by TheJohnsons in Singapore | Mar 1, 2020
  • KAMPONG GLAM & HAJI LANE STREET ART 2020I have just come back from a very recent trip to Singapore, for four days! Whilst there visiting the Gardens by the Bay and other amazing places that have popped up since my last visit in 2013, I took the time Posted by TheJohnsons in Singapore | Feb 29, 2020
  • Chinatown Murals: Heritage In Street Art 2020I have just come back from a very recent trip to Singapore, for four days! Whilst there visiting the Gardens by the Bay and other amazing places that have popped up since my last visit in 2013, I took the time Posted by TheJohnsons in Singapore | Feb 25, 2020
  • Sarangapani temple, KumbakonamDuring my 4 month trip round Southern India in 2015, I stayed in many Temple towns. Here is the Sarangapani temple, in Kumbakonam At a distance of 2 km from Kumbakonam Railway Station and 500 m from Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Sarangapani Posted by TheJohnsons in India Beautiful India | Feb 6, 2020
  • Ohm Nandhi Kesaraya NamahaThe giant image of Nandi (Bull) is located at the top of Chamundi hills in Mysore. More than 350 years old, this is one of the oldest icons in Mysore. The Nandi is portrayed in sitting position with its left Posted by TheJohnsons in India Beautiful India | Feb 2, 2020
  • Sichuan 2019-20 Days 4-5===Day 4=== The day dawned slightly brighter and fairer than the day before. Sun was forecast for the day, with temperature up to 7 degrees, although in the morning it was still a cloudy 2 degrees. Woke up, had more noodles Posted by seaskimmer in Taking the Long Way Home | Jan 4, 2020
  • Wat Chalong or Wat Chaiyathararam - PhuketMy first visit to Wat Chalong as a visitor, also known as Wat Chaiyathararam. Of the many temples found on Phuket island, the Wat Chalong temple is the largest and most revered. The temple complex was built in its current Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Nov 18, 2019
  • Phuket Guan Nabon ShrineChinese style temples in Thailand are and can be called ; Sanjao, San Chao, or ( ศาลเจ้า ). They may belong to the community, perhaps donated by wealthy benefactors, or to private foundations of a pious and charitable character. Even when Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Nov 3, 2019
  • The Street Art in Prawirotaman The Street Art in PrawirotamaYogyakarta, also referred to as Jogja, has long been a hub for culture and arts in Indonesia. Artists of all mediums and styles continue to flock to the city thanks to its creative culture and affordable living. Today, the central Posted by TheJohnsons in Indonesia | Nov 1, 2019
  • Horse Carriage Museum Kereta Kraton in YogyakartaDuring my visit to Jogjakarta, close to the Royal Palace within the area known as the Kraton (a grand complex that was meticulously planned to reflect the Javanese cosmos.). I visited the Royal Carriage museum. There are a variety of the Posted by TheJohnsons in Indonesia | Sep 16, 2019
  • Fort Vredeburg JogjakartaVredeburg Fort was built by Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono I in 1760, based on the request from Dutch government, Nicolas Harting. The construction was first functioned as a fort in rectangle form. Each corner of the building had a guard Posted by TheJohnsons in Indonesia | Sep 4, 2019
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