A series of pictures showing a charcoal burning operation at work. Situated on the bank of the river Nonghan at Kumphawapi, Thailand.


2012-12-13-02-37-54_p1090442_charcoal-burners.jpg  A series of pictures showing a charcoal burning operation at work. Situated on the bank of the river Nonghan at Kumphawapi, Thailand.

Charcoal Burning on the River Bank at Kumphawapi

A series of pictures showing a charcoal burning operation at work. Situated on the bank of the river Nonghan at Kumphawapi, Thailand.


2012-12-17-02-02-39_p1090485_charcoal-burners.jpg  Some larger logs being added to the stack in the charcoal burners pit

Larger logs stacked in the charcoal burners pit

Some larger logs being added to the stack in the charcoal burners pit


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2012-12-28-01-09-54_p1090636_charcoal-burners.jpg  The pit is now almost full of logs and work starts to build walls and roof of damp clay.

Starting to build a wall and roof of damp clay

The pit is now almost full of logs and work starts to build walls and roof of damp clay.


2012-12-28-01-11-02_p1090637_charcoal-burners.jpg  The damp clay walls and roof are supported by the logs stacked inside the pit

Clay walls are built round and over the logs in the pit

The damp clay walls and roof are supported by the logs stacked inside the pit


2012-12-13-02-39-21_p1090443_charcoal-burners.jpg  The entrance to the charcoal oven is filled with stones and then plastered with clay

Stone filled entrance to the charcoal burners oven

The entrance to the charcoal oven is filled with stones and then plastered with clay


2012-12-17-02-04-43_p1090486_charcoal-burners.jpg  The completed oven now has to wait for the clay to dry before the oven is fired

Completed oven drying before firing

The completed oven now has to wait for the clay to dry before the oven is fired


2012-11-26-01-47-19_p1080743_charcoal-burners.jpg  Charcoal being raked out of the oven ready for sale

Charcoal being raked out of the oven ready for sale

Charcoal being raked out of the oven ready for sale