Phang-Nga National Park.

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Established in 1981 and covering an area of 400 sq km, Ao Phang-Nga Marine National Park, Thailand is noted for its classic karst scenery.
Photo credit: Catherine Sutherland
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“Makha Bucha Day”.

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A Buddhist monk arrives.
Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
Buddhist monks at Wat Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, perform the Makha Bucha Day ceremony.
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Buddhist devotees meditate at the Dhammakaya Temple in Bangkok.
Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images
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Buddhist monks leave the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple.
Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

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Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipung exhibits both a crisp technical prowess with a storytellers eye in these gorgeous photos.

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“Circles of Blue”.

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While in Krabi, Thailand, Philadelphia-based photographer Will Strathmann captured an astonishing image of how bioluminescent phytoplankton surrounds swimmers in circles of blue light.
He posted the photo to Your Shot with the caption: “Sometimes you get lucky and stumble upon an experience that truly rocks your world… [I] heard that the bioluminescence were beginning to peak under the new moon.
Imagine swimming through the ocean as thousands of microscopic plankton light up at your finger tips, flickering blue as you move through the water.
While this photo doesn’t come close to the actual experience, I am proud I was able to capture, and now share this magical moment.
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Source: Halo Effect: Bioluminescent Phytoplankton Surround Swimmers in Circles Of Blue Light | Bored Panda

“The Grand Palace.”

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“Grand Palace Bangkok, Thailand” by Andy Marchand – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
The Grand Palace (Thai: พระบรมมหาราชวัง, RTGS: Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang[1]) is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.
The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925.
The Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year. The palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.
Construction of the palace began on May 6 1782, at the order of King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I), the founder of the Chakri Dynasty, when he moved the capital city from Thonburi to Bangkok.
Throughout successive reigns, many new buildings and structures were added, especially during the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V).
By 1925, the king, the Royal Family and the government were no longer permanently settled at the palace, and had moved to other residences.
After the abolition of absolute monarchy in 1932, all government agencies completely moved out of the palace.
Read more via Grand Palace – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

“Spiritual Roots”.

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Photograph by Julian Bound, National Geographic Your Shot
On a tour of Wat Mahathat, a temple in Ayutthaya, Thailand, Your Shot member Julian Bound spotted a large stone Buddha head sitting encased in a tree.
“Its roots are said to have grown around the sculpture during a time when the temple lay abandoned and overgrown,” Bound writes.
“Drawn to the uniqueness of the statue, I knelt down to take the shot as rich sunlight played across the Buddha’s features, making sure to capture the ground before the tree to give depth and scale to the image.”
via Buddha Picture — Thailand Photo — National Geographic Photo of the Day.