A Javanese Treasure

journey into the past

Found in the Nirvana Resort of Bang Bao, Tantra’s ability to transport through time is astonishing. The wooden entrance rests just above water and consumes time, leading into a world where decades ago a ship pulled in from Java, unloaded, and left everything exactly as it is now. Or so it seems.

Every furnishing has a unique feel, a unique story. The well worn cushions and pillows, the chairs made from drift wood, the metal chandelier. Two wooden statues sit silent and alone at the fair edge with the look of a ship long after wreckage, washed upon shore.

After breakfast, feel the morning disappear watching the rose colored pier grow dull in the afternoon heat.

It’s as if decades ago a ship pulled in from Java, unloaded, and left everything exactly as it is now — when space and placement were second nature and things were placed because that is where they went.

Tantra Bang Bao

Tantra Bang Bao

Tantra Bang Bao

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Tantra, Bang Bao, Koh Chang, Thailand

Tantra Bang Bao

Tantra Bang Bao

Tantra Bang Bao

Tantra Bang Bao

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