RTE2090 cutting across Nongphakchee Salt Lick, Khao Yai Nat'l Park

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Comments (19)

Frank Knaap on July 27, 2009

A very tranquil erea 阿鵬 w☺rap☺ng, just what you need after a few days BBK and to sniff up some fresh air. Here no crisscross of wires but one simple wire.....

BTW, my B&W were no HDR but done with a plug-in for Photoshop - "SilverEfexPro".....TYI, :)

弗兰克 จริงใจ Frank.

tsingtao_hu on July 27, 2009


Holger Bauer on July 27, 2009

Hi 阿鵬 (w☺rap☺ng), the similarity between Thailand and Germany is quiet amazing!!! It looks very calming and even well tempered ( for Germans 25°C 60% rel.humidity) Fine, how you show us a really different view of Asien landscapes instead of what most of the people know from there travel catalogs!!

My appreciation for your attention. Have a nice day.

Greetings from Germany Cheers pivatana

jeff_msn123 on July 27, 2009

Beautiful park. It likes a golf club.

Cheers, Jeff

乾龍 on July 27, 2009


Ria Maat on July 27, 2009

Hi Worapong! Nice shot! Very good composition and lovely "green"! Almost "Dutch looking", except for the wires!

Greetings from Ria

Faintlightofdawn on July 27, 2009

Nice oark, this would be full of cyclists in the UK

Best wishes, Fai

QuyTD on July 27, 2009

Hello 阿鵬 (w☺rap☺ng). Excellent picture, image is the depth and beautiful. Greetings from QuyTD, VietNam.

ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on July 27, 2009









非常感謝大家的來訪及讚美﹗ Thank you so very much for your super visits. I've never thought so many friends have visited this photo in just 6 hours!

Some of you have mentioned that it looks either like golf course or German/Dutch looking. I can't argue that the grassland looks beautiful. However, originally the landscape of this salt lick did not look like what you see now. It is the legacy of deforestation and corruption in the past and related directly to the establishment as Thailand's first national park 50 years ago. Cutting down forests was not illegal. People were free to move from place to place to farm. A Thai PM (Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat), while on a helicopter around the area, was shocked by millions of stumps and deadwoods while more villages and farms crept in. He ordered evacuation all villagers and creation of a protected zone. Thailand had never had one before so Khao Yai has become the first national park since then. This area became grassland and salt lick, which luckily is nutritious food for wildlife at night. Nature has been fixing itself. Trees are back slowly.

FYI Frank, who is fascinated with Thai history. Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat is the one who staged a coup against his boss Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsonggram! The ideas to develop mass transits like subways and modern railways originated during his leadership. He was as visionary as Lee Kwan Yew of Singapore. But he died too early.

To pivatana. Unlike others, I like mountain better than sea!

In reply to Fai, yes, many cyclists select this national park as the best place to bike.

Greetings to Pijit, Mainland, Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Holland, the U.K., and Vietnam ~阿鹏 (w☺rap☺ng)

Majid Salehyar on July 29, 2009


One of the best hobbies of mine is Driving on these kinds of streets....

Narrow and Green and lots of Curves, I really like to drive and even Ride a Bike on them....

so nice shot My friend


ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on July 29, 2009

Majid, you've come just at the right time I finished uploading the picture of a lookout. Yes, this national park is like a paradise for cyclists, local and foreign alike. A lot of rest areas and trails along the route such as this one, from which I took this photo. ^_^

Thanks and greetings ~ w☺rap☺ng

romulus111 on July 29, 2009

Bardzo łądne zdjęcie. Pozdrawiam

ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on July 30, 2009

Dziękuję bardzo, Romulus!

Greetings to Poland ~ w☺rap☺ng

Frank Knaap on July 30, 2009

Fascinated in ALL of the history w☺rap☺ng! But thanks for the TYI....:)


İsmail Taşoğlu (yemt… on July 31, 2009

Hi w☺rap☺ng

Yerler.Harika nature beautiful landscape shots. I'm celebrating.

Regards my presents and greetings.


whoelius on July 31, 2009

Oh, very good. Very good. It's simple and the lines are perfect. Good photography, w☺rap☺ng :)

ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on August 1, 2009

İsmail Yemtaş, I do appreciate your many visits to my works. Thank you! :)

whoelius, also my gratitude for your visit and praise. ☺☺

Best wishes to Turkey and Canada ~ w☺rap☺ng

行者无路 on August 1, 2009

除了漂亮,依然是漂亮!!!! 行者无路问候

ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on November 11, 2009

尊敬的行者无路兄,不好意思港看到你的好评。 感谢你的美言!


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Photo taken in Khao Yai National Park, ซอย สาริกา-นางรอง 18 Tambon Sarika, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Nayok, Chang Wat Nakhon Nayok 26000, Thailand

Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 26, 2009
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    by ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi…
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2009/06/28 10:31:59
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash