Category Archives: Wat

August 2 & 3 2012- Holidays in Thailand for Asanha Bucha

Today and tomorrow are holidays in Thailand for Asanha Bucha, trust Wikipedia with caution, but here is there description of the holiday. On August 2 and 3 government workers will have a holiday, the post office and banks are closed … Continue reading

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The Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho is a Big Buddha

Wat Pho has a huge Buddha- the reclining Buddha. It’s fun to take someone visiting Bangkok to see the reclining Buddha and watch for their “oh damn, that is a big Buddha” look. The bottom of the feet are great- … Continue reading

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A Picture from Wat Pho

A friend visited from New York City- I played tour guide to all the big sights and sounds (and a few out of the way sights and sounds). I took this picture at Wat Pho and really like the way … Continue reading

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Wat Pathum Wanaram

Wat Pathum Wanaram is located in the central shopping district, between the Siam Paragon shopping center and Central World. I have seen this Wat from the BTS Skytrain many times, it is attractive but I never had the desire to … Continue reading

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May 26: Bangkok on the mend- Lumpini Park Opens & 1,000 Monks

Bangkok is quickly getting back to normal. Street food is back (thank you!), traffic is back, construction noises and motorbikes zipping everywhere are back.  Public transit is running, I am struggle through nightly Thai classes once again. Massive numbers of … Continue reading

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Alms for Monks

With protests in Bangkok and slinging of blood dominating the news headlines and “are you okay” emails filling my inbox, I thought it best to write a bit about some of the great parts of being in Thailand and the … Continue reading

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Loha Prasat- the Metal Castle

The sun was up early today and seemed a bit angry. Possibly in response to the record snowfall in the Northeast of the USA and many questioning if global warming is real or not?  It’s real. Today was the first … Continue reading

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Buddhist Funeral

I attended my first funeral in Thailand, unfortunately a relative of a close friend passed away. It was a Buddhist funeral and took place in a large Wat in Bangkok. What we would consider as the viewing will last for … Continue reading

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A Visit to Wat Hau Lamphong

Today I visited Wat Hau Lamphong to see the Wat and temple. In Thai Buddhism a Wat is a sacred area/district that houses monks and a temple; it is an entire collection of buildings that usually has a temple in … Continue reading

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