Wolfgang's photos with the Nong Khai

Sitting too long in the Sala Keoku park

Sitting too long in the Sala Keoku park
Added on October 17, 2010

Twosome as a sculpture in Sala Keoku park

Twosome as a sculpture in Sala Keoku park
Sala Keoku (etc. Alternative name: Wat Khaek) is a park featuring giant fantastic concrete sculptures inspired by Buddhism and Hinduism. It is located near Nong Khai, Thailand in immediate proximity of the Thai-Lao border and the Mekong river. The park ha…
Added on October 17, 2010

Mekong with low water level caused by reckless Chinese dam projects

Mekong with low water level caused by reckless Chinese dam projects
China is engaged in an extensive program of dam-building on the river itself: it has already completed one at Manwan, a second is under construction at Dachaoshan, and another twelve are under consideration.
The Mekong River Commission, a panel of the reg…
Added on October  6, 2008

First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge

First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
It is the bridge over the Mekong, connecting Nong Khai province and the city of Nong Khai in Thailand with Vientiane in Laos.
Opened on 8. April 1994, it was the first bridge across the lower Mekong, and the second on the full course of the Mekong. The br…
Added on October  6, 2008

Phra That Bun Paun, Buddha statue under weather protection

Phra That Bun Paun, Buddha statue under weather protection
This believed to be 650 years old Buddha image and the remains of the historic wall and collons are protected under corrugated sheet iron against heavy weather conditions. Its necessary but it gives a feeling you stay in a railway station hall, not at a h…
Added on October  6, 2008

Wat Hin Mak Peng

Wat Hin Mak Peng
This monastery is located at Ban Phutthabat, Tambon Phra Phutthabat, Amphoe Si Chiang Mai.
Phra Achan Thet Thetrangsi established this place to be utilized as a meditation practice center for monks, nuns, and the general public. The surroundings of this…
Added on October  7, 2008

The Stupa in the Royal Temple complex

The Stupa in the Royal Temple complex
Only a few temples in Thailand deserves the honor of being a "Royal Temple". The monk Phra Achan Tet (1902-1994) settled in "Wat Hin Mak Peng". Due to his presence, The Holy compound is now a major temple with royal distinctions.
Added on October  7, 2008

The Royal Temple in the Wat Hin Mak Peng area

The Royal Temple in the Wat Hin Mak Peng area
The gardens of "Wat Hin Mak Peng" are beautfiul and peaceful. It is a scenic and quiet location with trees and bamboo groves.
Added on October  7, 2008

The library in the Royal Temple complex

The library in the Royal Temple complex
The temple compound has a big man-made pool in which the library house is built on pilars and connected with a footbridge to the lakeside.
Added on October  7, 2008

Wat Hin Mak Peng Stupa

Wat Hin Mak Peng Stupa
Added on October  7, 2008

The Royal Temple Stupa in the complex

The Royal Temple Stupa in the complex
It is a forest temple. The forest way is a way of life coming from the "ISAAN" area. The monks living in the forest are called "PHRA THUDONG".
Added on October  7, 2008

The Royal Temple Wat Hin Mak Peng at the riverside of Mekong

The Royal Temple Wat Hin Mak Peng at the riverside of Mekong
The riverside on the Mekong is a peaceful place where priests come to practice their meditation. Across the Mekong is Laotian territory.
Added on October  7, 2008

Mekong in the evening light

Mekong in the evening light
... no words to say about this beautiful evening mood.
Added on October  6, 2008

The gate to the temple complex

The gate to the temple complex
on the way to Nong Khai town we passed a temple with an unusual beautiful temple gate
Added on October  6, 2008

A stupa in the sunset

A stupa in the sunset
Along the way from Mukdahan to Nakhon Phanom the stupa in front of the coloured afternoon sun short time before it set.
Added on October  6, 2008

Buddha sculpture in the Sala Keoku park

Buddha sculpture in the Sala Keoku park
Statue in a Buddha Park near Nong Khai at the laotian border.
Some of the Sala Keoku sculptures tower up to 25m in the sky. Those include a monumental depiction of Buddha meditating under the protection of a seven-headed Naga snake. While the subject (bas…
Added on July  9, 2008