Thailand’s best known poet and writer is Sunthorn Phu who was born on 26th June 1786. Many of his books are compulsory reading for Thai students. His most well known book is Phra Aphai Mani. Statues of characters from this poem and others can be found around Thailand. This large statue can be found at Hat Puek Tian in Phetchaburi Province. In the foreground is a Thai man doing “cosplay”. Suthorn Phu Day is celebrated every year on 26th June.
(Picture via @LilBabyvoice)