Southeast Asia in Color

I had the great fortune to spend a few weeks in Southeast Asia with my good friends Luke and Connor earlier this year. We spent lots of time poking around temples and exploring with our cameras, some of my favorite shots are below.

Incense burns outside Ngoc Son Temple on Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Incense burns outside Ngoc Son Temple on Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Golden mosaic temples on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Golden mosaic temples on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Two men enjoy a game during a break from work in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam.

Two men enjoy a game during a break from work in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam.

Prayer flags adorn the crimson ceiling of Bach Ma, the oldest temple in Hanoi.

Prayer flags adorn the crimson ceiling of Bach Ma, the oldest temple in Hanoi.

Vietnam's picturesque Ha Long Bay is home to many floating fishing villages alongside touring tourist boats.

Vietnam’s picturesque Ha Long Bay is home to many floating fishing villages alongside touring tourist boats.

A flower blooms on the grounds of one of many monasteries in Luang Prabang, Laos.

A flower blooms on the grounds of one of many monasteries in Luang Prabang, Laos.

Lao rice whisky is often flavored with various lizards and serpents to treat various ailments and intrigue visitors.

Lao rice whisky is often flavored with various lizards and serpents to treat various ailments and intrigue visitors.

The 43 meter reclining Buddha statue at Wat Pho is the largest Buddha statue in all of Thailand.

The 43 meter reclining Buddha statue at Wat Pho is the largest Buddha statue in all of Thailand.

A bell tower at Wat Pho, one of Bangkok's oldest temples.

A bell tower at Wat Pho, one of Bangkok’s oldest temples.

Golden statues and warriors cover the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Golden statues and warriors cover the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bees surround a lotus flower at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bees surround a lotus flower at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

A male long-tailed macaque grooms his female companion at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore's last remaining natural rainforest.

A male long-tailed macaque grooms his female companion at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore’s last remaining natural rainforest.

One of many blue warriors stands guard at the temple complex of Wat Phra Kaew on the grounds of the Grand Palace.

One of many blue warriors stands guard at the temple complex of Wat Phra Kaew on the grounds of the Grand Palace.

Trees have taken over Wat Ta Prohm on the grounds of the ancient Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia.

Trees have taken over Wat Ta Prohm on the grounds of the ancient Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia.

A Tuk Tuk driver checks traffic at a stoplight in downtown Bangkok, Thailand.

A Tuk Tuk driver checks traffic at a stoplight in downtown Bangkok, Thailand.

A painter's palette outside one of many tourist stands on the grounds of the ancient Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia.

A painter’s palette outside one of many tourist stands on the grounds of the ancient Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia.

Cockles and hot sauce at one of Singapore's infamous hawker stands.

Cockles and hot sauce at one of Singapore’s infamous hawker stands.

Vietnam's picturesque Ha Long Bay is home to many floating fishing villages alongside touring tourist boats.

Vietnam’s picturesque Ha Long Bay is home to many floating fishing villages alongside touring tourist boats.

Golden warrior statues surround the entire perimeter of Wat Phra Kaeo, the temple of the emerald Buddha, at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Golden warrior statues surround the entire perimeter of Wat Phra Kaeo, the temple of the emerald Buddha, at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

A lion stands guard at one of the smaller temples at the Angkor complex in Cambodia.

A lion stands guard at one of the smaller temples at the Angkor complex in Cambodia.

The Marina Bay Sands puts on an extravagant light show over the water each night in Singapore.

The Marina Bay Sands puts on an extravagant light show over the water each night in Singapore.

Every surface of each temple at Angkor Wat is covered with intricate carvings such as this one at Ta Prohm.

Every surface of each temple at Angkor Wat is covered with intricate carvings such as this one at Ta Prohm.

Check out some black and white images here, the full set on Flickr and Facebook, and a video to tie it all together. Spoiler alert: I rode an elephant.

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