Bamboo Nest de Chiang Rai
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I'm afraid I've become jaded. After a year in Thailand, few things surprise me anymore. I haven't been blogging much lately because even in Asia the simple can seem monotonous. But somewhere during a recent adventure, I realized that what I was doing was not ordinary. I remembered that the things I think are normal now would seem wild and exciting …
In Hong Kong volgen we het nieuws over de overstromingen in Thailand. Centraal Thailand staat onderwater en het is de vraag of Bangkok het droog houdt. We gaan toch die kant op, omdat je de getroffen gebieden goed kunt mijden. Omdat we genoeg stad hebben gezien en allebei eerder in Bangkok zijn geweest gaan we vanuit het …
... it, and secondly that temples (and other places of religious worship) are often there to provide us with comfort from death - that death should not be feared as we shall meet our maker or rise to enlightenment or heaven and all will be forgiven or judged accordingly - but that in reality, when we are confronted with the cold face of death itself, and what remains (the empty and lifeless skin and bones) that death is not a certainty and although the temples and churches offer us ...
... more than women; it is because since a woman takes the man's name when they are married, it is considered that the man passes on the Akha tradition, including the religion. Only about 10% of the village still believes in the Akha religion - many have converted to full Buddhism or even Christianity. The main problem for the Akha people is that their culture is dying out. In the village, there are mostly old and very young people living there, because when people ...
I had only two 'must do' things on my mind for this visit: Revisiting The White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) and experiencing the wonderfully strange and somewhat eerie Black house (Baan Dam).
White temple (Wat Rong Khun)
Having visited Wat Rong Khun during the previous trip I was surprised to find it ...
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