time for alms

time for alms

time for alms


Explore # 404

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At first light, monks row through the canal on alms round past kids out for a day of fishing. Grandmothers crack eggs in the open-air kitchens of their old teak wood homes, and farmers head off to market in long, narrow rowboats that brim with pomelo, lychee and banana. It sounds like a scene from rural central Thailand as described in the journal of a 19th century traveller, but life continues to unfold just like this in Amphawa each morning.

Set beside the Mae Khlong river and clustered around Amphawa canal in Samut Songkhram province, some 75 kilometres southwest of Bangkok, Amphawa has managed to retain its classic rural Thai charm. The town received an award from UNESCO in 2008 for its efforts to conserve the centuries-old teak wood homes and temples that line the canal. A large-scale, ill-conceived 2012 hotel project is responsible for destroying a few of the ... Read our complete Amphawa travel guide

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