Peter Walker Photographer

Wat Gu
Ancient temple at the site of an ancient tragedy.

On the 31st of May, 1880, at this place on the Chaophraya River, Queen Sunandha, her 1 year old daughter and her unborn child drowned because, in that era, no one was allowed to touch a queen, not even to help her. Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015. On the 31st of May, 1880, at this place on the Chaophraya River, Queen Sunandha, her 1 year old daughter and her unborn child drowned because, in that era, no one was allowed to touch a queen, not even to help her.
Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015.
Memorial to Queen Sunandha who drowned near here in 1880. Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015 Memorial to Queen Sunandha who drowned near here in 1880.
Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015.
Suwannahong, a mythical Thai bird, decorates a light post at the memorial to Queen Sunandha. Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015 Suwannahong, a mythical Thai bird, decorates a light post at the memorial to Queen Sunandha.
Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015.
Two Thai girls feed the fish in the Chaophraya River, a sure way to improve your karma. Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015 Two Thai girls feed the fish in the Chaophraya River, a sure way to improve your karma.
Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015.
Reclining Buddha statue at Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015 Reclining Buddha statue.
Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015.
The highly-decorated soles of the feet of the Reclining Buddha statue at Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015 The highly-decorated soles of the feet of the Reclining Buddha statue.
Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015.
Colourful tiles decorate the walkway to the new Wiharn (chapel) at Wat Gu. The old Wiharn is on the left. Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015 Colourful tiles decorate the walkway to the new Wiharn (chapel) at Wat Gu. The old Wiharn is on the left.
Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015.
Beautiful, carved teak wood roofs decorate the entrance to the monk's living quarters. Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015 Beautiful, carved teak wood roofs decorate the entrance to the monk's living quarters.
Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015.
The old Ubosoth (Chapel) built in the 18th century, houses a Buddha statue. The internal walls are decorated with old murals. Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015 The old Ubosoth (Chapel) built in the 18th century, houses a Buddha statue. The internal walls are decorated with old murals.
Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015.
Buddha image in the Ubosoth (Chapel) at Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015 Buddha image in the Ubosoth (Chapel).
Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015.
Buddha image in the Ubosoth (Chapel) at Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015 Buddha image in the Ubosoth (Chapel)
Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015.
Ancient murals decorate the walls and windows inside the Ubosoth (chapel) at Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015 Ancient murals decorate the walls and windows inside the Ubosoth (chapel).
Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015.
Ancient murals, depicting stories of Buddha, decorate the walls inside the Ubosoth (chapel) at Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015 Ancient murals, depicting stories of Buddha, decorate the walls inside the Ubosoth (chapel).
Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015.
The inside of the main doors into the ancient Ubosoth (chapel) at Wat Gu are decorated with murals of European visitors from the late 18th century. Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015 The inside of the main doors into the ancient Ubosoth (chapel) at Wat Gu are decorated with murals of European visitors from the late 18th century.
Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015.
A rainy-season monsoon storm rolls in over Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015 A rainy-season monsoon storm rolls in.
Wat Gu, Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, September 2015.