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    Well I arrived back in LOS and the wife informed me that she had won her case with the land office and we had to go back to her home town and re-claim her land.

    So off the Pichai/ Utteradit and straight to the land office.



    And the land which is on the banks of the Nan River.



    And the family fish farm where they produce fish and frogs for Restaurants all over Thailand.







    They say that they make around 12,000 Baht clear profit per pod per 3 months which isn't bad when you consider the product is pre-sold and picked up by the customer.
    I started to wonder how much we could make if we had our own Restaurant selling the produce.


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    Pichai is about 40 minutes drive from Phitsanalok and I actually like the place and the people who live there. It of course is very low pace regarding lifestyle and everyone seems to not only take care of the place but each other.

    This vehicle represents the most popular mode of transport both for work or just plain getting around.



    The streets are clean and this picture was taken looking back towards the train station.



    Pichai is named after a very famous Thai soldier who they say almost single-handedly fought back the Burmese about 600 years ago. The locals built a very lovely Wat in his honour and actually this is the first time my wife has visited it.



    The man Pichai and in his rested glory.



    In full battle gear.



    And they had this huge chime which when correctly rubbed on the centre dome gave off an almost eardrum splitting hum

    My daughter tried hard but couldn't get a sound out of it, along with me.



    And my two youngest girls paying respect to who I believe is a legendary Thai Warrior.


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    Well mission accomplished in Pichai and now the drive back to Phitsanulok and a Hotel. Norton had very kindly found Hillbilies contact number and after a call he arranged for his wife to guide us into his resort.





    After some U-Turns and crossing Klongs and driving through remote villages we finally found the D&G Resort.



    Unfortunately both Hilly and his wife were not at the resort and as there was no pool and room service I got voted out about staying there but we have arranged to go back when the bosses are around and for a ball breaking Barbeque and piss-up.
    The resort is really beautiful and quite and not to far from downtown Phitsanulok and will be better when the jetty on the Nan river is fixed after it was damaged by the recent floods.




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    Thanks again Stinky...........It also feels nice to share.

    Well we found a nice Hotel and the room was huge and clean and with 2 extra beds was 950 Baht for the night. You can find this hotel on the main road, after you cross the bridge adjacent to the main Wat and driving towards Big C on the right.



    Now off to find a good traditional restaurant positioned along the Nan River.

    The main town bridge leading into the heart of the city.



    Phitsanulok's main Wat with the Town's biggest hotel in the background.



    I just love these type of ramshakle restaurants that look like they are just about to slide into the river but serve up the best food and for absolutely no price. Cheap as chips and thoroughly enjoyable evening.





    About the only person not enjoying himself was this water taxi driver........with no customers.


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    cool pics mate, some great threads your on here, keep em coming!!

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    Pretty sure i stayed in the same hotel a couple of years ago, Phisanoluk (spelling?) seemed a really nice place lots of greenery and came across a couple of nice national parks.

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    Nice thread LT

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    I'll be heading to Phitsanulok for a couple of nights soon. I have 4 wheels and will be on my own. Any tips for a bloke looking for a little adventure here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    a very famous Thai soldier who they say almost single-handedly fought back the Burmese
    Don't they always......

    I've stayed a few times in that hotel next to Wat Mahathat....

    no pics of Phra Buddah Jinaraj?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy
    I'll be heading to Phitsanulok for a couple of nights soon.
    Certainly is a nice piece of Thailand mate but as I was with the family I couldn't investigate the night-life areas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    I've stayed a few times in that hotel next to Wat Mahathat
    I think that Hotel is in the centre of town and although I have been to that temple no pictures available. Maybe next time I head up that way.

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    Probably the second most important buddah image in the country and you can't be arsed to stick a camera in it's direction, damn, I'll have to dig some pics out tonight and get some added.......hmmm.....hang on though, I think I shot film last time I was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    Probably the second most important buddah image in the country and you can't be arsed to stick a camera in it's direction
    I actually thought it to be inappropriate and disrespectful to take photos in these temples Bob when I was last inside the grounds about 10 years ago.

    We did buy some religious images which cost a packet so this will have to do until I can get myself arsed.

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    Never been any problem photographing the Jinarat Buddah, it's been encouraged every time I have been there since 1989, even let you plant a tripod mid floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    Never been any problem photographing the Jinarat Buddah, it's been encouraged every time I have been there since 1989, even let you plant a tripod mid floor.
    As I am aware now Bob.

    I understand at the Grand Palace in Bangkok they forbid photos of the Emerald Budha from inside the temple.

    Last time I was in China I was accosted for taking photos of a monk ceremony from outside the temple.

    Is there any unwritten laws about taking photos in some temples here in LOS?

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    Take this outside fellas.

    We all know its gonna get ugly

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    nice pics , more details on winning the land office case

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick
    nice pics , more details on winning the land office case
    My wife purchased the land about 15 years ago, paid the taxes and held the Chanoit.

    She was then notified that the transaction was illegal and the land department were confiscating about 30% of the land which just happened to be the part we had recently back filled.

    She took legal action, proved that the land office had foked up (not her) and a new legal chanoite was given to her.

    All in all about 8,000 baht legal fees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dick
    nice pics , more details on winning the land office case
    My wife purchased the land about 15 years ago, paid the taxes and held the Chanoit.

    She was then notified that the transaction was illegal and the land department were confiscating about 30% of the land which just happened to be the part we had recently back filled.

    She took legal action, proved that the land office had foked up (not her) and a new legal chanoite was given to her.

    All in all about 8,000 baht legal fees.

    Sweet , will retribution come into play ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick
    Sweet , will retribution come into play ?
    We don't expect any mate.

    She was not the only one to take the system on and beat it.

    She was the first person to try and many others have followed and regained their property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    Is there any unwritten laws about taking photos in some temples here in LOS?
    Wat Phra Kaew is the only place where I have ever heard of any restriction whatsoever, and to be honest it's correct.

    Probably the most holy place in the Kingdom, always beseiged by tourists, last thing a worshipper needs is click click click etc especially from groups of Asian tourists wanting a pic with the buddah doing a stupid cheesy V sign. Ban it. Sorted.

    I have photographed it from outside the ubosot on several occassions and there is no issue (as seen on Teak Door....plug plug)

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