Phra Pathom Chedi, or “the first Stupa” is located about 50km outside of Bangkok in Nakhon Pathom. It is the tallest Stupa in the world, dating back to the 4th century. Learn the colorful history of this Buddhist site here.
These charismatic statues are among several that encircle the Stupa at its base.
I recently visited Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for a conservation workshop on saving the Eastern Sarus Cranes and the wetlands they need to survive in southeast Asia. One evening our group visited a temple near the hotel and we met this little female long-tailed macaque. She and her sister were digging into the fruit found inside lotus flowers, originally brought to the temple as offerings.