Photo of the Week: Prayer

IMG_5642Sukhothai, Thailand

Sukhothai was the capital on the once mighty Kingdom of Siam, which flourished in the 13th and 14th centuries. This prosperous period is considered the golden age of Thai civilization.  Today, all that remains of the kingdom is the 45 sq km historical park that contains the ruins of ancient sites. 

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Yangon: Temples

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Yangon is filled with hundreds of pagodas and other religious monuments, and you could spend days exploring them. But this was the first leg of our trip and we didn’t want to get temple-fatigue, so we only visited a few.  The following are some of our favorite religious shrines found around the city:

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Photo of the Week: Offering

IMG_3039Chiang Mai, Thailand

A visit to the ancient city of Chiang Mai is not complete without a stop to one of its 300 temples. The wats come in all different shapes and sizes, some are conspicuous with their glittering gold statues while others are crumbling and receded back into history.  Each one is filled with wafting incense smoke as people came to make their offerings and pay their respects to Buddha. 

This gold bowl with beautiful mums, reminiscent of the orange robes worn by the monks caught my attention.  I love the pop of colors against the whitewashed walls. 

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