I had a feeling that my trip to Phukhieo Wildlife Sanctuary will not satisfy my expectations. The second (and last) day in Phukhieo proved just that. I traveled for 10 hours just to be disappointed.
I woke up early that day to do some bird watching. Our group is ready and many brought their cameras so as to capture some rare birds in photo. Our guide, meanwhile, had his weapon: the telescope.
The road is still foggy when we started our journey.
Walking in the middle of the forest is indeed refreshing. The air is fresh and the weather is cool. Too bad that my intention here is not walk but to see some birds.
Sadly, what we only saw are just bulbuls and grass.
|Yep, this is grass. The birds are hiding.|
Where are the birds? I don't know if they're hiding or they just hate our group. Maybe the birds were in the other parts of the wildlife sanctuary.
A deer showed up to steal the show from the birds. I wonder what this deer tastes like.
Our guide brought us to the top f a hill. I was surprised to see a beautiful house in the middle of the forest.
This house was made for the Queen of Thailand. I'm not sure if the royal family already visited Phukhieo. Maybe the park authorities built it just in case the king, the queen or any of the princes or princesses showed up.
The Queen's Palace is not the only house in the area. Located at the back are houses and rooms made for the officers and servants that accompany the Thai royal family in their travels.
|View from the Queen's palace.|
The view from the Queen's palace shows the wide expanse of Phukhieo Wildlife Sanctuary.
I had the feeling that my time was wasted that morning because the birds hid from us. Frankly, I've seen more birds in Bangkok than in this wildlife sanctuary.