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Tham Sam Rock Art in Phang Nga

During the summer break and trying to dodge tropical storms, On my way home from Krabi we stopped at this much missed, but beautiful calm place . A real gem and worth the visit. We had the place to ourselves and felt like explorers! Lovely being able to take your time and look at all the paintings without feeling rushed or watched. So here is a record of what I saw, I hope you like it?

It's in Tambon Tham Nam Phut, Muang District, Phang Nga province
This cave is the lime stone cave.

The paintings are all at the front of Tham Sam cave, a wide open space that’s essentially a large overhang. From this, a long, but not very large shaft cut by flowing water leads back into the limestone outcrop.

According to the sign at the entrance of the cave, it is mentioned that this cave has presented the art in early Rattanakosin era during B.E 2394 - 2453.
(Buddhist calendar).
It is said that the painting of birds and flowers are represented as the heaven. Next is the Earth where man lives, lastly, is a guess it is hell, with monsters and ghouls.

Made with natural pigments – probably derived from tree sap. These consist entirely of red, white, and black and the lively results from the limited palate are a testament to the great skill of the artist or artists.

Music free under creative commons licence from You tube music library
Title ;Night Snow by Asher Fulero

Posted by TheJohnsons 21:26 Archived in Thailand Tagged art architecture nature park culture traditional mountain thailand tree jungle sam building cave heritage place national rock stone old tourist forest cliff throne attraction natural asia southeast antique thai limestone ancient tourism caving pavilion sunshine khao underground hall structure sunlight environment hole chamber mound speleology exploration tham cavern hollow roi mountaintop yot weathering Comments (0)

Abandoned Villa Old Town Phuket

So another in my Urban exploration series, this time the abandoned Villa, in Old Town Phuket.

Built around 100 years ago this sadly empty and decaying building is left. Surrounded by some out buildings and what would have been servants quarters.

The building is securely padlocked at all entrances to the ground floor, I suspect that as much of the main roof section has gone the upper floors maybe rotten beyond repair and very dangerous!

Windows are closed and I managed to push one open a little to get a peek inside. Tantalising glimpses of what was before.

You can get around to the side and the rear of this building, the back, backs onto a water culvert so not practical to enter through there either. Judging by the undergrowth, i wouldn't want to bet on the local friendly snakes either.

So instead I just looked at what I could and wishing I could restore it to what it used to be.

On a prime piece f land in the center of the Old Town in Phuket, it looks like there will be a long wait before that if ever comes up for sale!
This location is open and public;
Shared route
From Siam Commercial Bank, 59 Ratsada Rd, Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000 to 100 Ratsada Rd, Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000 via ถนน รัษฎา.
1 min (200 m)
1 min in current traffic
1. Head west on ถนน รัษฎา toward ซอย ประดิษฐ์
2. Turn left
3. Arrive at location: 100 Ratsada Rd
For the best route in current traffic visit https://maps.app.goo.gl/EKF8YTPpEY2TF...

Posted by TheJohnsons 01:04 Archived in Thailand Tagged architecture home history travel palace village italy urban halloween room building house door window villa place stone old dirty italian wall scary ancient tourism ghost haunted historic inside vintage horror broken hall century classic interior ruin creepy dark mansion spooky abandoned perspective decay grunge past colored aged exploration nineteenth derelict Comments (0)

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