Dear U, This was taken at Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai. A work of majestic proportion by local artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, this contemporary Buddhist temple is all white to represent the purity of the Buddha.
Growing up a Catholic, I had never paid much interest in other religions and philosophies. But when I started a self discovering journey I find myself unconsciously and unknowing drawn to Buddhist philosophy.
Thailand has been a tourist/traveler’s mecca for a long time. Known as The Land of Smiles, the Thais are friendly, polite and humble. I think that has a lot to do with their religion – Buddhism.
Sitting in a dug-out motorized boat, being led here and there by the experienced hand of a guide to spot wildlife is an amazing experience but what caught my attention was how the guide could spot these wildlife from a distance, even at night. My guide Tong-tong is only 19 years old but has a…read more