Category: Buddhism

Vlog 145 – Loi Krathong at Wat Rai Khing

I must say, there are 2 times each year when Thailand becomes a really festive place. The first is a Songkran and the second is Loi Krathong. Don’t misunderstand me, it is in now was second place to Songkran as it is probably the best time of the year because the temperatures start to cool […]

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Our celebration for Loi Krathong at Wat Rai Khing

Last night was the annual celebration of Loi Krathong in Thailand. Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar; hence, the exact date of the festival changes every year. In the Western calendar, this usually falls in the month of November. Last […]

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Vlog 142 – Paying our respect for the King

Well, it’s October 26th and today we make our way to Putthamonthon for the flower laying ceremony to pay our respect for the King. The collective method in the Thai culture is to lay sandalwood flowers at the altar, but given that there will be over 20 million people wishing to do this, hundreds of […]

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Vlog 125 – Wat Wan Khanani Hot Spring

Pa suggested we visit a Temple in Kanchanaburi that has a hot spring Spa so we take the 2-hour drive west to check it out. It was a weird and funny experience though as I climbed into the tub which resembled a large cooking pot. After the Spa, we moved on over to the building […]

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Vlog 114 – Wat Pa Lelai – Supun Buri – Part 3

This royal temple believed to have been built some 800 years ago houses a 23 meter tall sitting Buddha statue and is surrounded by a traditional Thai-style house known as Khum Khun Chang. The house’s construction and design carefully follow descriptions in a piece of classic literature, “Khun Chang-Khun Phaen”, which was penned by the […]

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