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Ray's Thai Tours #5

We are at Ta Kwai, in the jungle, right on the border of Cambodia and Thailand. Ta Kwai is claimed by both countries, and the World Court is trying to sort out the boundary, while Thai and Cambodian troops sit about at the site.

 

This 900+ year old Khmer antiquity is one of my favourites...it is a very tall, single Chedi, and has partly fallen down...it has a wonderful presence among the tall trees of the tropical rainforest.

 

Ta Kwai

 

Ta Kwai

Ray's Thai Tours #5

We are at Ta Kwai, in the jungle, right on the border of Cambodia and Thailand. Ta Kwai is claimed by both countries, and the World Court is trying to sort out the boundary, while Thai and Cambodian troops sit about at the site.

 

This 900+ year old Khmer antiquity is one of my favourites...it is a very tall, single Chedi, and has partly fallen down...it has a wonderful presence among the tall trees of the tropical rainforest.

 

Ta Kwai

 

Ta Kwai

comments (12)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Aug 2017, 03:36
Ce temple avec ces vieilles pierres est impressionnant
Ray: C'est une structure merveilleuse et ancienne, Martine, et la forêt tropicale environnante est très impressionnante.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 12 Aug 2017, 06:37
Terrific to find ancient ruins like this.

Regarding the border they should employ me. With a ruler & pencil I'd have it sorted in no time at all..
Ray: I love these places, Chris.

Get your passport ready, and book your flight...I'll try to round up suitable folks and pass on your offer.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Aug 2017, 07:16
Oh, a dangerous place, but wonderful trees and beautiful ladies!
Ray: When I visit this wonderful site, Philine, I always seek out representatives from both armies, and thank them both for allowing me to experience it.

I believe Na and Naomi got on very well together.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Aug 2017, 08:06
I like the huge weapon that Na is carrying to defend herself from any potential conflict with the troops. Just like the good ol days of the British Empire when we sent out raiding parties armed with mo more than pinstripe suits, bowler hats and hurled umbrellas.
Ray: Na would defend herself quite capably with that umbrella plus her smile, Alan...hopefully she would also be inclined to stop the soldiers from pointing their AK47's in my direction...
Une empreinte très impressionnante avec ces ruines de ce temple qui a du connaitre une belle vie ..Les arbres environnants sont magnifiques
J'aime l' idée du trait de crayon de Chris pour regler le problème de frontière ..
Bonne journée Ray
Ray: C'est une belle ruine, Claudine, et a été complètement perdu depuis plusieurs centaines d'années jusqu'à il y a environ 12 ans. La forêt tropicale tropicale présente des arbres très grands et matures, et il existe des espèces de papillons dans l'air. Chris serait un Diplomat intéressant. smile
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 12 Aug 2017, 08:48
This set of pictures gives the idea, Ray, and I can understand why you like it
Ray: It is a wonderful place, Lisl, and their are very tall trees all around it.
It is very impressive, Ray, I can see why you like it.
Ray: It is a brilliant site, Frank.
I believe we have been here before. So glad to be back. Those sandstone blocks are memorable.
Ray: It will be on your itinerary when you sign-up for Ray's Thai Tours, Mary. smile
Ray: The actual border here is an issue because:

#1 It is presently a bit vague, and
#2 It has this lovely Khmer Antiquity on it

#1 has been a fact for many years, but not causing any problem, despite the area being the hidden refuge of the infamous Pol Pot back in the late 1970's.

The whole thing has become contentious just in the last 15 years, since this lovely ancient building was rediscovered after being lost for hundreds of years. I don't see any resolution in the short term.

There is another Khmer Antiquity site just a few kilometres away, and it is also under dispute. We'll visit it on this tour in a day or so.
An amazing tree...
Ray: The trees in this tropical rainforest belt along the order are quite beautiful living things, Larry.
Perhaps they could share the area
Ray: Not a likely outcome, Bill.
Let's hope they come to a resolution soon!
Ray: I have a feeling the World Court will let this run for many years, Tom.

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