Adryel Talamantes

The Great Monkey Temple Feast of Lopburi

Just a short train ride away from Bangkok, there is a temple run by monkeys. Every year, the locals of and travelers to Lopburi put on a feast for the cheeky macaques of Prasat Sam Yot....

Trading Rockets for Rain in Yasothon

To end the dry season, people gather to celebrate in Yasothon to drink, sing, and fire powerful handmade rockets into the heavens for the god Phaya Thaen to send the rains. It works. ...

Downtown Bangkok’s Hidden Chinese Opera

Surrounded by alleys of old car parts and streets stained with motor oil, Bangkok's Yaowarat plays host to Chinese opera, a cultural event that reaches back to Thailand's ties to the Middle Kingdom....
Adryel Talamantes

Adryel Talamantes

Adryel Talamantes is a photojournalist and writer from California, currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. The scope of his work focuses on cultural practices, humanitarian issues, and hard news. His work has been published by USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Nikkei Asian Review, The Diplomat, and War Is Boring among others.