There is a story behind this..., but I would have to look it up

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The poet and the Mermaid, Koh Samet, Thailand. Sunthorn Phu (1786–1855) is probably one of the most respected poets among Thai people. In Phra Aphai Mani, a mermaid is saving Prince Aphai Mani from the sea and takes him to Koh Samet. A statue, that illustrates this drama, is placed on the rocks between Ao Hin Khok and Hat Sai Kaew.

If you want to be rescued, Koh Samet is a pretty good place, and beautiful Thai mermaid, would be fine, but TWO shapely LEGS would be preferable to the tail!

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Tomros on December 10, 2010

Hello Hal, this small island has a lots of tourist these days, even it is suppose to be a national park. However, the beaches are still very clean and some people I talked to, come every year.

thanks for visit Like.

Regards, Tomas in Toronto

ƤōƝƓ on December 11, 2010

You have found the right story behind it. LIKEd

Here's the original.

Tomros on December 11, 2010

Hello ah-p☺ng, I have seen Wijarn photos. I did not realized, that it is copy on Samet. The mermaid looks different! Thank you for your Like. I have also voted on Wijarn photos!

Regards, Tomas in Toronto

白云黑土 on December 12, 2010

Nice capture! Beautiful shot!


Greetings, baiyunheitu

Tomros on December 16, 2010

Hello baiyunheitu,

thank you for visiting & commenting on my photos!

Thank for all your support and Like 7.

Greetings, Tomas from Toronto

jose vazquezjosedeme… on December 17, 2010

Muy interesante,,,encantadora.


Tomros on December 19, 2010

Hello Jose, thank you for visiting & commenting on my photos!

Thank for all your support.

Greetings, Tomas from Toronto

hlegallais on December 21, 2010

Very nice shot! I like! Hervé

Irene Kravchuk on December 23, 2010

Like - Irene, Canada/Ukraine

Tomros on December 29, 2010

Hello Hervé and Irene.

Nice to see you in my gallery for a visit! Your wishes, comments and likes, are always appreciated.

Tomas from Toronto, all the best for 2011 !!

Marco Corbetta on January 3, 2011

very nice

Tomros on January 4, 2011

Marko, thanks for visit! Tomas

Gori Bau on January 25, 2012

nice shot from Thailand => like => greetings, F.

Conquilha on March 4, 2012

Very beautiful statues...


BritPlom on November 7, 2012

Interesting scene!


Greetings, François

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on February 17

Well done!--like 16--AnaM

Jeny Patel on June 30

Very nice picture

FPG24E on June 30

Nice shot. I like.

Best wishes.

Nicola Morandi on July 1

Foto splendida e molto carina! Tanti Saluti dal Trentino, Nicola M. Like+Fav

Bruno Locatelli on July 2

Enchanting pic (like)! Best greetings from Peru

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Photo taken in Unnamed Road, Phe, Mueang Rayong District, Rayong, Thailand
Silver Sand Resort

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    by Tomros
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. FE20,X15,C25
    • Taken on 2009/02/22 20:59:21
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    • F/Stop: f/5.900
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    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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