Photo of the Week: Up in Smoke

IMG_2892Hanoi, Vietnam

Nearby Hoan Kiem Lake is the well preserved Temple of Literature founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong as Vietnam’s first university. Now it is used as a temple, to honor Confucius and many of Vietnam’s finest scholars.  It is not unusual to see students in their uniforms coming to the temple to pray for good grades. 

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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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