Archive for the tag 'Buddhism'

Aug 19 2011

24 hours in Bangkok: Must-see spots

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Missing one of the holy trinity of Bangkok sites would be like missing the Statue of Liberty in New York or the Eiffel Tower in Paris or… well you understand where I’m going. So if you have only 24 hours in Bangkok, it will be a whirlwind of a day, but here are the three … read the full post

Aug 09 2011

Alms bowls at Bangkok’s Baan Bat

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As a traveller I find myself on a neverending quest for something “real”, something that doesn’t involve being hoarded around by a leader holding an umbrella or scrambled in a sea of other lost tourists. ┬áIf that seems to be your M.O. as well, then a visit to Baan Bat will surely not disappoint. Tucked … read the full post

Apr 29 2011

Amulet market near the Grand Palace

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After pretty much just a few hours in Thailand, you will notice that Buddhist amulets are everywhere. People wear them around their necks, hang them from their rearview mirrors, keep them on desks, on tables, at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Carrying an amulet on you is meant to invite good fortune, protect … read the full post