Travel Photo Thursday — December 26, 2013 — Christmas Sunset in Doi Saket, Thailand

Posted by on Dec 26, 2013 in Destinations, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 13 comments

Welcome to Travel Photo Thursday, our 157th edition. I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas. I spent my day relaxing with good food and drink, finishing off the day with a gorgeous sunset over the rice paddies in Doi Saket; a small town just outside of Chiang Mai.  Here a several of my favorite sunset shots from the day.

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 The sunset begins over the rice paddies in Doi Saket, Thailand

Sunset Begins Over the Rice Paddies, Doi Saket, Thailand

The sunset continues…

The Sunset Continues Over the Rice Paddies, Doi Saket

Almost dark…day is done…

Doi Saket...Almost Dark

Northern Thailand is experiencing a bit of a cold snap at the moment. We’ve had night time temps as low as a chilly 10C. My first night here I went to bed with my fuzzy socks on! Those chilly night time temps mean mist on the rice paddies in the morning…

Morning Mist on the Rice Paddies, Doi Saket


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  1. Those sunset photos are beautiful! Glad you’re having a wonderful break in CM. But, my favorite has to be that rice paddies with the mist hanging over it. It looks so serene. I hope you had a Merry Christmas! Wishing you a wonderful New Year week!

    • Hi Mary! Christmas was lovely, and it is so nice to be somewhere warm! It’s a little cooler than usual, but nothing a pair of socks can’t remedy. Enjoy your holiday!

  2. Happy Holidays Nancie – both Christmas (today in Seattle) and New Year, upcoming. Love the photos you shared today reminds us all of the new day coming and the sunsets of those wonderful travel days we’ve had. . .love that inbetween time of day. Holiday wishes to you and hopes of seeing you again in 2014!!
    xo Jackie

    • Hi Jackie! Happy Holidays, and I am pleased that the photos bring back great memories. Wishing you and Joel the best of the season. I do hope that our paths cross again in 2014!

  3. beautiful Christmas Day sunsets. Great to hear you’re in Thailand, your happy place ;D

    Happy Holidays!

    -Maria Alexandra

    • Hi Maria! Yes, this is definitely my happy place. Enjoy your holidays 🙂

  4. Hi Nancie, glad you to hear you had a relaxing Christmas day and ended a day with gorgeous sunset. The series of sunset shot is very stunning. The misty morning is jus as spectacular. I hope the chilly weather in Northern Thailand reminds you of a Christmas at home a bit. Have a wonderful New Year celebration.

    • Hi Marisol! Thanks for your lovely comments. Not quite as cold as Canada, but still when I have to wear socks to bed…:) Happy Holidays!

  5. I hope you had a lovely and relaxing holiday. I can see why you like to spend Christmas there! Best wishes and happy new year!

    • Hi Cindy! The holiday has been wonderful. Happy Holidays to you, too!

  6. I love the ‘cold’ season in South East Asia. A good time for me to visit since I can’t stand heat and humidity. The sunset looks beautiful.

    • Hi Denise! Yes, I am with you there. I don’t mind the heat, but the humidity is always a killer. Temps are definitely cooler than usual!

  7. This is one of the places that I would love to visit. I definitely adore the culture, the people and the history. My favorite in your photos is the “almost dark” because it makes you feel romantic and melancholic. Hope I can visit Thailand in the near future.


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