I’ve neglected this blog so far in 2014. A combination of work, misguided priorities, and the fact I’ve been slightly daunted by the task of describing a one month tour of South East Asia through words, which will almost certainly not do it justice.
So, for now I’ve decided that I’ll let images tell the story. I took many, but here are 15 of my favourites and a selection which I hope do the places most justice. I chose five photos from Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.
For a more comprehensive album of photos from the trip please follow this link;
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon
Floating village community, Inle Lake
Roadside tea shop, Yangon
Sunrise and hot air balloon rides over Bagan
Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon
A quiet village road, just outside of Siem Reap
Sunrise over Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
One of the many faces of Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
Village home, Siem Reap
Choeung Ek Genocide Memorial Site, Phnom Penh
(This is the main memorial to mark the genocide that took place in Cambodia during the late 1970s. It is also a burial site for thousands of Cambodians who were victims of Pol Pot’s brutal Khymer Rouge regime, executed here at just one of the many sites across the country, which became known as the ‘Killing Fields’.)
Ho Chi Minh City
Da Lat hills, in the southern highlands.
Village road outside Thai Nguyen, northern Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Hanoi
The northern hills of Tam Dao
It was an incredibly diverse and eye-opening trip. Once again South Asia completely failed to disappoint, and armed with a camera I feel like I saw so much in such a short space of time.
Here is a larger set of photos from the trip;
All photos © John Stanlake
8 thoughts on “Images of South East Asia”
Fantastic photos! Seriously impressive. You should donate the bagan one to their tourist office!
I once read a book where the photographer restricted himself to taking one photo a day. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1559716711 this is it. Keep up the good work. All the best frank, Jo and the boys
A great selection of fantastic photographs, such contrasts of poverty and opulence. You have certainly been having a great travel experience over these past few years. Best Regards, cj
amazing pictures! truly breathtaking
Great photos John, especially the ‘quiet roads’ of Siem Reap, Cambodia and Thai Nguyen, North Vietnam.
Amazing and meaningful photos John. I particularly like the sunrise and hot air balloon over Bagan. Keep them coming. xx
Lovely photos John . The one of the Shwedagon pagoda brought back memories of seeing it gleaming in the early morning sunlight after Rangoon had been retaken from the Japanese the previous night .
Brilliant photos John South East Asia is a magic part of our world. We remember our time there.uncle Robbie and Auntie Julie.x
Great pics John, enjoy the cricket, cheers, Barbara and Brian