Travel Photo Thursday — January 12, 2012, Sunrise Magic on Hua Hin Beach, Thailand

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 in Travel Photo Thursday, Uncategorized | 25 comments


Welcome to another week of  Travel Photo Thursday. I’m in beautiful Chiang Mai, where the weather is perfect. Let’s have another great week of photos.

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I’m a morning person, but sometimes when I’m traveling I get lazy. I made myself get up for the sunrise a couple of times in Hua Hin and I was not disappointed with the sunrise on the beach. Here are a few of the shots I captured.

The work day begins…

Fisherman Walking, Hua Hin Beach


Fisherman, Hua Hin Beach


Above the horizon….

Sunrise Magic, Hua Hin, Beach


Monk receiving alms on the beach…

Monk Receiving Morning Alms on Hua Hin Beach



  1. Oops. Looks like I pressed enter and now you have two links.

    What wonderful photos – though they’re making me jealous. Mostly I’m liking winter but when it’s got -25C in the forecast in the next week not so much and these photos just serve to remind that much of the world isn’t frozen for half the year.
    Definitely worth getting up for Nancie.
    Leigh recently posted…Travel Photo Thursday: Scenes from Tanzania and MalawiMy Profile

    • -25…too cold! I don’t miss those cold temps at all.

  2. Simply beautiful! It’s warming to see such photos during winter… (^_^)
    Muza-chan recently posted…The Samurai frogs from MatsumotoMy Profile

  3. Those pinks and coral sunsets are the best- so pretty!
    jade recently posted…From Insomnia to Scotland: Climbing Arthur’s SeatMy Profile

  4. I’m ashamed to say I’ve never been up to watch the sunrise while on a trip…
    Denise recently posted…Picture Perfect: Images of Marsaxlokk, MaltaMy Profile

    • There’s always next time, Denise :)

  5. Wow, those colors are gorgeous. Must have been a peaceful way to begin the day.

  6. These photos are so beautiful and vibrant, Nancie! Happy New Year to you, by the way. :)

  7. Absolutely gorgeous photos, Nancie. Getting up so early must have definitely been worth it. Looking out my window this morning, there’s snow as far as the eye can see. Beautiful that too, to be sure – but I wouldn’t mind twitching my nose and suddenly be on that Hua Hin beach right now.
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  8. Gorgeous sunrise photos! What a wonderful way to start anyone’s day. I love how the monk’s robe almost matches the sun’s colors.

  9. Some awesome sunrises. Thanks for showing us these beauties and giving me hope for some springtime weather !

  10. Simply beautiful! I’m not a morning person, but I would get up early to see these sunrises and the monks receiving their alms.
    Laurel recently posted…Partnachklamm: The Winter Jewel of Garmisch-PartenkirchenMy Profile

  11. Really, really beautiful, Nancie! I love sunrise/sunset shots. So, what’s that in the second photo? Looks like the tail of a whale? — but they wouldn’t be that close to shore, right?
    InsideJourneys recently posted…Travel Photo Thursday: Trident CastleMy Profile

  12. I think a lot of people sleep in while traveling hence the abundance of sunset pictures! I’m a morning person too who sleeps in while traveling but after seeing these I am going to make more of an effort to see some sunrises :)
    Debbie Beardsley recently posted…Bamberg Germany and Little VeniceMy Profile

  13. That first shot is just wonderful, Nancie! Good job. And good job on getting up for sunrise – I’m not a morning person, but really love those early morning hours. . . when I can actually get myself out of bed. It’s such a great time of day for a photographer. You remind me of why I have to be better at it.

    As good as the beach sounds, I’m jealous that you are in Chiang Mai – I have such fond memories of that area from my short, short time there. Enjoy!

  14. Beautiful photos Nancie. We’ve arrived in Hawaii but our beach today is under a heavy cloud cover. . .no sun to be found, so I am enjoying your photos even more than usual! And I plan to take a trip later by looking at all the other participant photos as well.
    Jackie Smith recently posted…TP Thursday: Winter in Venice. . .er, . . .VegasMy Profile

  15. I love the middle photo with the couple waling down the beach and the buildings in the background towards the right…. but what is the obect sticking out of the water in the middle of the picture that looks like a too skinny out of place whale tail? Could it a post with some driftwaood behind it?
    Average Traveller recently posted…Museo Galileo – Galileo Museum in Florence ItalyMy Profile

    • That’s a fisherman walking with his net over his shoulder.

  16. I love the sunrise pictures! Gorgeous. First time on TPThursday – thanks for allowing me the link back – going to add your link in my post now!

    Becca recently posted…Friday Daydreamin': I Need a Beach!!!My Profile

    • Welcome Becca! I love your beach shot.

  17. A stunning sunrise series, and the inclusion of the monk on his rounds makes sense, seeing as it’s Thailand!
    Keep having fun, Nancie!!!
    Andrew Graeme Gould recently posted…Coquimbo, Chile: Children at the portMy Profile

    • Thanks Andrew! I am having a great time, and I don’t think that will anytime soon!

  18. Nice click !!I love sunrise pics
    sheril recently posted…The Forgotten LegendMy Profile

  19. Well worth getting up early for those great shots. Unfortunately, I miss a lot of pretty sunrises since I’m not a morning person.
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  20. I love the first and third picture!


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