Thailand 2011 (VII)

Wat Suwan Kaha

If you have the opportunity to leave Phuket Island and explore a little further afield (which I strongly recommend), then Phang Nga Province (the mainland area immediately north of Phuket) contains some interesting places well worth a visit. Cross to the mainland and head a little way north before picking up a fork in the road that bears east, and after roughly an hour of driving, some 10km short of Phang Nga Town (pronounced “Pang Naa”) you will find a majestic arch/gateway to the north side of the road, with little clue as to what lies beyond. ..

This temple is slightly different from those of Phuket, mainly by virtue of the fact that it is actually constructed within a limestone cave complex. Outside the entrance is a troupe of near-obligatory monkeys, but within, the temple itself is a calming, quiet and reflective place.

Canon EOS 7D with 16-35mm f2.8L and 24-70mm f2.8L Lenses

All underground shots taken in natural light with a tripod and long exposure.