Tag : buddhism

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang

One thing that has really fascinated me whilst traveling is learning about the different religions and how these influence values, beliefs and rituals of daily life. I’ve seen more temples and shrines that I can count: both ancient and modern, ruined and in all their glittering glory.  It’s also intriguing......

Heaven and Hell – The White Temple and the Black House

Wat Rong Khun (or the white temple) in Chiang Rai is no ordinary temple. At first glance Wat Rong Khun reminds me of something out of a winter wonderland fairytale as the white, unbelievably elaborate, creation glitters in the bright sunlight. There is something mystical but also slightly spooky about......

Temple Hopping in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai wears it’s heritage as capital of the ancient Lanna kingdom with pride. It is a relaxed, culturally rich city, sprinkled with over 300 elaborate, golden temples and saffron robed monks; surrounded by jungle and mountains where hill tribe communities still reside. The jewel of Chiang Mai’s temples is......

Sukhothai – The Birthplace of Siam

The ancient ruined city of Old Sukhothai is believed to be the capital of the first kingdom of Siam (Thailand) and is the ideal place to start learning about Thai history and culture. Sukhothai was founded by King Ramkhamhaeng in the first half of the 13th century, but the exact......

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