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Aerial Tour of Bangkok

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Over Bangkok

DRONE HOMiE

You'll get an amazing bird's eye view of Bangkok's modern central business district by contributor Drone Home.  Shot along the Chao Praya river, you will see many of the 70 buildings of at least 150 meters (around 500 ft.) in height as of that time.  As a skyline ranking measure, that puts it at #15 on a worldwide ranking of cities by that measure, ahead of Toronto, Miami, Melbourne, and Houston, among other cities with notable skylines around the world.     

Kanchanaburi's Wat Tham Sua Temple

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Wat Tham Sua

Flying Horizons

Wat Tham Sua ("Tiger Cave Temple") is one of two  famous Buddhist temples near Kanchanaburi, in the west-central part of Thailand.  While the temple was only built in the 1970's, it quickly became a popular cultural site, and it also benefits from being nearby the site of the fabled Bridge Over the River Kwai.  Flying Horizons used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to treat us to an aerial view of this not-so-ancient temple in the jungle, in the province of Kanchanaburi.      

Chonburi: Mapracham Lake

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Storks at Mapracharn Lake, Pattaya, Thailand

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Pattaya is a medium sized city on the east side of the Gulf of Thailand, not far from the border with Thailand's neighbor Cambodia.  It's the largest city in the Chonburi Province.  Nearby Mapracharn Lake has an enormous population of storks.  Contributor Danny Batchelor flew his DJI Phantom 4 drone over this lake, and was able to capture what appear to be thousands of storks flying over the lake.  Shot on a brilliant day, the storks are so numerous as to appear unreal.  

Koh Chang Archipelago: Koh Rang

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Koh Rang Dronie

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Top contributor Christian Cuvelier takes his trademark "dronie" pull out shot to Koh Rang, an island of east-central Thailand.  It is part of the Koh Chang archipelago in the province of Trat on the eastern end of the country's Gulf of Thailand coastline, near the border with Cambodia.  The largest island in this group is Koh Chang, which (depending on the method of measurement) is either the second (after Phuket) or third largest (after Phuket and Koh Samui) island in the country.

Bridge over the River Kwai Location

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Kanchanaburi Thailand 2017

Flying Horizons

Contributor Flying Horizons used his DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this beautiful aerial tour of Kanchanaburi, an important cultural center lying a bit northwest of Bangkok.  The first half of the video features beautiful aerial footage of the infamous Bridge Over the River Kwai, a span over the Mae Klong River built by Imperial Japan in World War II with slave and POW labor which inspired a famous 1952 novel by French author Pierre Boulle that was later adapted to an Oscar-winning screenplay.

Temple in Nakornprathom

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Nakhon Pathom: Wat Phra Prathom Chedi

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Check out this amazing drone video of a noted religious landmark in the central part of Thailand.  The Phra Pathommachedi is what's known as a Stupa, which is a circular structure carrying relics of significance to followers of Buddhism.  It's situated near the medium sized city of Nakhon Pathom, which is the capital of the province of the same name.  The structure is one of the more popular tourist destinations in the area, which is located a short distance due west from Bangkok.  

Salt Harvesting in Petchburi

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Samut Songkhram, Thailand: Harvesting Salt

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Here is a fascinating look at one of the most basic of food production processes: the harvesting of salt.  The area shown is in the mangrove areas around the area of  Petchburi in Central Thailand.  It's part of the Samut Songkhram province, on the Gulf of Thailand just west of Bangkok.  It's one of the major salt producing areas of Thailand.  You can see the process from a bird's eye view in this video from contributor and drone pilot Grantthai.  

Saraburi's Wat Phutthachai Temple

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Wat Phutthachai - Saraburi

vdubtravels

Wat Phutthachai is a Buddhist temple in the Saraburi Province of Central Thailand.  It's located about a two hour drive northeast of the Thai capital city Bangkok.  The temple is built into the side of a hill which sits at the base of Mount Pathawi, one of the prominent mountains of Saraburi.  It's known for its Buddha image as well as for a large monkey population which inhabits the area.  You can see this temple from a bird's eye perspective in this drone video by vdubtravels.  

Rayong: Koh Samet Island

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Tropical Vibes in Thailand

DroneHeroes

Check out this beautiful drone video of the Thai island of Koh Samet, compliments of top contributor DroneHeroes.  Koh Samet is situated in the Gulf of Thailand in the province of Rayong, southeast of Bangkok.  It's the largest of a cluster of islands which have become popular as side trip destinations from bangkok, which is about 220 km (around 140 mi.) away.  Most of Ko Samet as well as the nearby islands have been declared a national park and are subject to federal conservation rules.  

Koh Chang Island Resort

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Gajapuri Resort and Spa, Ko Chang, Thailand

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Contributor 65photocinema8 created this beautiful drone video of a resort on an island in the Gulf of Thailand.  The Gajapuri Resort is located on Ko Chang Island, which lies off the country's Eastern Seaboard in the province of Trat.   Depending on the method of enumeration, Ko Chang is either the country's second largest island (after Phuket) or its third largest (after Phuket and Ko Samui).  It's name translates to "Elephant Island" in reference to its elephant shaped headland.  

Drone Tour of Bangkok

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Bangkok from above

Worldpitou

Bangkok is Thailand's largest city and its capital.  It lies in the south of the main (non-peninsular) part of the country, at the head of the Gulf of Thailand.  The skyline of the city has followed its population boom and it now is one of the more impressive skylines in the world.  In this video, contributor Worldpitou takes us on a tour of this budding world city with a metropolitan population of over 15 million; the aerial views of the city's skyscrapers are amazing. 

Bangkok's Wat Arun Temple

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Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok

Roderich

Given that Thailand has the second largest Buddhist population in the world (after China) it's perhaps not surprising that one of the landmarks in its capital city would be a temple.  And so it is.  The centuries-old Wat Arun sits in the Bangkok Yai district in the heart of the great city of the same name, a bit downstream from its newer skyscraper-laden areas.  Contributor Roderich gives us this great aerial view of the magnificent Buddhist landmark on the Chao Phraya River.

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