Welcome to Thailand! We drove from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hat Yai, Thailand, well OK I rode for about 7 to 8 hours. The border for Malaysia to Thailand was like nothing I have ever seen before. Everyone had to leave the cars in a parking lot on the side of border control and then people all lined up to go though immigration. I’m sure there were at least 10 really long lines of people waiting to get across the border. Once you got your passport stamped and your car was clear you could continue on to Thailand.
So the road trip continued and I was glued to the window checking out the scenery and the first thing I noticed was that there were a lot of signs with Thailand’s King’s picture on them.
Looking around you could tell there were a lot of poor people in Thailand. A lot of people had motorcycles instead of cars. It’s not uncommon to see a whole family riding a little motorcycle down the road. Many of the houses were rough and looked worn out.
But…it is much better than having nothing to live in.
Unlike the houses, the Buddhist temples in Thailand are beautiful. Along the highway to Hat Yai we came across this temple and had to stop for some pictures.
The green color looked like it was glowing and the gold shimmered in the sunlight. This temple is a work of art. Then you see everything to the right of this temple.
This part of the temple was very busy and I wasn’t sure what to look at, but it was beautiful.
I’m unsure of this Buddhas name but, he’s well known in Thailand.
This is the Buddha that’s on top of the temple which is very large and nice to look at. After spending 15 minutes taking pictures, we all got back into the cars to continue our journey to Hat Yai. Soon we left the country side and started entering the city of Hat Yai.
The closer to town we got the more traffic we encountered and little motorcycles were everywhere. They were on the road and parked on the side walk along the road too.
If you look in the picture above you can see a little pickup truck with a topper and seats in the back. They are like taxis but, called tuk tuks.
On our trip to Hat Yai, Thailand we walked around the town and came across this Coca-Cola truck sitting on the side of the road with nobody around. IT made me wonder if there was ever a point in time that in the USA, you could leave a truck full of Coca-Cola and no one would take any of them.