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PHOTOS: Drone Captures the Beauty of Thailand

Giant Buddha at Wat Muang in Ang Thon

Giant Buddha at Wat Muang in Ang Thon

Richard Barrow, blogger and long time resident of Thailand, is a trusted source of journalists and tourists about the situation in Thailand. In addition, he has been consistently promoting the rich tradition and natural beauty of Thailand. His new blog, Thailand from Above, features some marvelous aerial photos of Thailand which Richard took using a Quadcopter Drone.

Richard shares his experience in flying a drone while using a smartphone:

I don’t have any experience of flying any other drones so I cannot do any comparisons for you. But, I will tell you a few things that I found cool. Firstly, it is very easy to fly the drone and then take your hands off the controls to concentrate on the smartphone. In theory it will just hover in the same place. But a gust of wind might blow it away so do keep one eye on it. The next coolest thing is that the pictures from the camera on the drone are streamed live to your smartphone.

Pagoda in the river. Phra Samut Chedi in Samut Praka

Pagoda in the river. Phra Samut Chedi in Samut Praka

Wat Ban Rai in Dan Kun Tod, Nakhon Ratchasima

Wat Ban Rai in Dan Kun Tod, Nakhon Ratchasima

Temple of the Buddha’s Footprint. Wat Phra Phutthabat in Saraburi

Temple of the Buddha’s Footprint. Wat Phra Phutthabat in Saraburi

Pa Sak Jolasid Dam in Lopuri is the biggest reservoir in Central Thailand.

Pa Sak Jolasid Dam in Lopuri is the biggest reservoir in Central Thailand.

Richard is sharing photos via social media through the Twitter hashtag #thaidrone

Drones were also used by many journalists to monitor the ongoing protests in Bangkok, the country's capital.

*Photos are from Richard Barrow, used with permission

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