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photoblog image Far East Thailand #05

Far East Thailand #05

We find a reasonably priced hotel just  one block off the river bank, so check in, and then drive north to the Pha Taem National Park.

 

What a wonderful place this is!

 

First stop is Sao Chaliang...huge mushroom-like sandstone columns...

 Mushrooms

 

Nearby we find a walking track...the information board talks of manifold naturally growing edible herbs...unfortunately for us, it seems someone has set fire to it just a few days before our arrival...

Herb walk

 

Far East Thailand #05

We find a reasonably priced hotel just  one block off the river bank, so check in, and then drive north to the Pha Taem National Park.

 

What a wonderful place this is!

 

First stop is Sao Chaliang...huge mushroom-like sandstone columns...

 Mushrooms

 

Nearby we find a walking track...the information board talks of manifold naturally growing edible herbs...unfortunately for us, it seems someone has set fire to it just a few days before our arrival...

Herb walk

 

comments (15)

  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Apr 2018, 04:29
That is just wonderful how those "rock piles" are just standing out. Now I wonder how that happened.
sad sad that somebody set fire on that, so to see, wonderful path with edible herbs.
Ray: I loved being among the rock piles, Astrid.

I don't know who burned the herb Garden...for all I know it might have been done by the authorities to remove dead plants and to cean up the area for growth in a month or so when the Wet season commences...or, it may have been arson.
This looks like so many areas in the south west here!
So sorry about the herbs - who would do such a thing?
Ray: The stome mushrooms are wonderful!

I don't know who burned the herb Garden...for all I know it might have been done by the authorities to remove dead plants and to cean up the area for growth in a month or so when the Wet season commences...or, it may have been arson.
In spite of the fire, Ray, you have found a real gem of a place. Mushrooms pillars! How in the world did THEY happen, I wonder!!!
Ray: There are two groups of these stone mushrooms in this national Park, Ginnie...I love them.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Apr 2018, 06:17
I agree with you - a fascinating place with all the rocky mushrooms!
Ray: Parasols for muscular Pixies, Philine...
  • Martine
  • France
  • 13 Apr 2018, 06:27
Drôles de rochers, on dirait des champignons.
Ray: Oui ... comme d'énormes champignons de la jungle, Martine ... amusante à jouer sous eux et prétendre que je suis un Pixie vieillissant.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 13 Apr 2018, 06:36
Blimey - biggest damn mushrooms I ever saw!

This adventure is becoming ever more strange
Ray: You can imagine we are having a fine time, Chris...and, the fourth member of our traveling team hasn't even joined us yet.

There will be more strangeness...
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Apr 2018, 06:57
My first thought was that these were like mushrooms. Incredible. Shame about the fire but at least it gives you more chance of things coming out of the undergrowth to eat you.
Ray: The previous day, Tim ran over an enormous snake on the road near Emerald Triangle.

I liked these rock forms very much, Alan, and felt a little like an aging Pixie as I gamboled about under them.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Apr 2018, 06:59
Quite a phenomenmenom Ray, and you know what will happen once al the sand is eroded away.
Ray: Yup...the top of the mushroom will fall on my head and be broken into pieces such that even

All the King's Horses and
All the King's Men
etc...
Tout de suite j'ai pensé champignon en voyant ta première photo ..
Quel spectacle !!
Une sortie pleine de surprises ..j'aime beaucoup
Bonne journée
Ray: De gros champignons rock, Claudine ... même les couleurs semblent bonnes pour les champignons de la jungle.
reminds me of Cappadocia!
Ray: Sounds like a mushroom dressed in a peaked hat, Tom... smile
Gosh , Ray. First you take us to a wonderfully magical place and then a forest fire. Take me back to mushroomville.
Ray: I am trying for a bizarre harmony of contrasts here, Mary! On Monday I'll return to the mushrooms.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Apr 2018, 12:58
The do remind one of mushrooms. This precarious balancing by nature is good to see at a distance and photographing with zoom lenses.
Ray: It does surprise me that there is full access permitted to these precarious structures, Louis.
It's amazing just what nature does, these are so unusual.
Ray: Nature is a wonderful artist, Brian.
You would need a very big pan
Ray: Ha Ha

The bacon strips would get lost under them, too, Bill.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 14 Apr 2018, 18:37
i would be hesitant to walk too close to those mushroom shaped structures, Ray. i imagine it may have been the result of an inexpensive method to clear the undergrowth. it was/still is used in some parts of India and results in considerable deterioration of air quality.

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