Royal Hills Golf Resort, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand

By Mridula Dwivedi September 20, 2013 20 Comments , , , , ,

I am not a morning person at all. I used to be at one point. But then I gave up on it completely. Weekends mean getting late up late and that is the biggest incentive for me, other than drinking many cups of tea. But after I started enjoying photography I read about the golden hours! The hours close to dawn and sunset provide a soft light that makes photographs more enticing. And that has been my undoing. I got up at an obscene hour at Royal Hills Golf Resort to click sunrise pictures!

Royal Hills Golf Resort, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand

Royal Hills Golf Resort, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand

My Stay at the Royal Hills Golf Resort

I was staying at the Royal Hills Golf Resort at Nakhon Nayok in Thailand (part of ASEAN Media Trip) for one night. It is a huge place with a big golf course. The view from my room that made me peaceful, it was an invitation to forget all the strife of my small world and get lost in nature. I tried clicking the scene from my room at dusk but there were a few trees coming in the view. I wanted to get up at dawn (it was in my notes to self too) the next day and see what I would find. So, for a change the picture you see above has been clicked at dawn. From my room I did not realize that the water body had pink water lilies in it. Now along with the sky I had to click the flowers too!

Pink Water Lily

Pink Water Lily at Royal Hills Golf Resort

However the day was just getting brighter, I was back to clicking the scenery in front of me. It is difficult to say what gave me more pleasure, being out at dawn or spotting these beautiful flowers. I think this time it is a tie between the two.

Early Morning Sky at Royal Hills Golf Resort, Nakhon Nayok

Early Morning Sky at Royal Hills Golf Resort, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand

To click this picture I waded in the water. I got the idea from the Chinese youngsters who were part of this trip. They came out a little later than me but to get their shots they waded in the water. After a while, I too decided why not! That way I could bring the water lilies prominently into the foreground.

It was a beautiful morning and this should be an incentive for me to get up early on my trips and capture more dawns!

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20 thoughts on “Royal Hills Golf Resort, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand”

    1. Anu it does but oh it is so difficult for me to get out at dawn! Particularly when I almost never sleep in early, other than my treks!

  1. Have gone thorugh the same myself of getting up at dawn just to click pictures, and realize the effort.. The result is in your pics.. Great shots, and the happiness that you get, is of course something different.

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quite my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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