2012 Namtok Chet Si and Wat Kham Chanot

Discussion in 'North-East Thailand Road Trip Reports' started by gerhardveer, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    light collectors

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    on the way to humus - the circle closes

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  3. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    small robber

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    lightward

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    deadly hug

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    Living in tamboon-paradise

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  4. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    prayers place and Naga's water

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    those are roots!

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  5. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    some mini-waterfalls......

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    WAT KHAM CHANOT
    Entrance and bridge to the island

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    a relict from yesterday...

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  6. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    down by the river

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    potholes - made in the rainy seasons

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  7. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    that will become humus....

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    ...for new flowers

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    another kind of flower...

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    sandstone and different forms of erosion

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  8. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    Have a look now!

    NAM TOK CHET SI

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    small pools where water can rest: soil development - beginning of vegetation

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  9. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    Three days I rode with the bike through Eesans northeastern edge which is a rather low populated region with beautiful landscapes and still rather natural vegetation. It's an ideal region for "eco-tourists" and a wonderful spot for a slow and cozy biking on a comfortable chopper - speed drivers will probably end in one of those holes you sometimes find and feel....

    Second part brings us to Nam Tok Chet Si and Wat Kham Chanot

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    Nam Tok Chet Si - Ban Tong, about 20km south of Bung Khla (northeasternmost point of Eesan) First I have to say that this time I can't really show you the seven cascades high waterfall - I've been there after having visited Phu Toc and 34°C were already to hot to mount it. I shall come back again in the early morning... But I can show you the way to the beginning of the ascension - it's a wonderful walk of about half an hour over a mainly dark violet sandstone surface down to the river where you can take a refreshing bath, ideal with children! Where there are depressed spots or small areas, erosion material transported by small water courses can stay - the beginning of vegetation. Pioneer plants can settle, soil production starts and also keeps water - at least you find bushes and dry season surviving small trees. And as the sandstone has different layers ( colour and hardness), you also find different and beautiful forms of erosion - I love those diversified natural surfaces.... Don't forget ab big bottle of water and your handy for case of emergency, if you have sensitive skin take sun protection ! Nam Tok Chet Si 18.154212, 103.950959

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    Wat Kham Chanot - Amphoe Ban Dung /Province Udon Thani. For non-buddhists the wat is nothing special - but because it has its importance from a in nearby lake living big naga, the vegetation of an island in that lake had good luck not to be destroyed. That island is in accordance with the saga also a hideaway of that big snake and due to that reasons you find an extraorinary and spectacular rest of the original Isaan forest vegetation.... Don't forget to take some empty big plasticbottles with you - the thai family will be happy if you bring them holy water from the naga-well....

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  10. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Wow, stunning pictures! A real eye opener on an undiscovered part of Issan :happy1:
     
  11. tehsk30

    tehsk30 Ol'Timer

    awesome n beautiful landscapes...nature at its best...welldone....thks for the sharing :)
     
  12. jsbkk

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    Love 'em! Incredible photography.
     
  13. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Sensational pics & revelation of another Esarn attraction - what's next?
     
  14. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

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