THE Traveler: Diane Sisko of Woodbury.

The scene: A still pond reflects the sunset-hued sky and an ancient temple in Sukhothai, Thailand, a UNESCO World Heritage City 270 miles north of Bangkok.

Destination details: "Sukhothai means Rising of Happiness," Sisko wrote in an e-mail. The temples there were built in the mid-13th to late 14th centuries. "As we traveled through Thailand, we were struck by how happy and inclusive the people were. We were told many times how important it was to bring happiness into the world and live in harmony," Sisko wrote. "No matter if it was a tour, or a cooking class, or a visit to a temple, everyone made us feel as if they were happy we were there. … We especially liked the countryside with the rice fields, temples old and new, markets with many foods we had never heard of or tasted, and the local tribes."

The shot: "We were biking around the park just as the sun was setting. I thought it was so beautiful with the ancient temple ruins, modern blue lotus and colorful sky. I waited until I felt the sun was just right with the reflections on the water to take the shot," Sisko wrote. She used a Panasonic G9 camera.

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