Sunday , 26 January 2020

Buddhism

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 altars have been set up …

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    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 where the massage therapy was …

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      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 early Bangkok era’s most beloved …

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