313/365 - 5/8/2012
After grabbing lunch this morning me and Nathan got foot massages before heading into China town. His hostel is in the area and we were planning on visiting anyway, these two points became happy coincidences. We spent the late afternoon here at Wat Traimit, the temple of the Golden Buddha. If you think you recognise it you’re right, this is my third time here. First was a school trip about a year ago and then I came back in February for Chinese New Year.
162/365 - 7/3/2012
Mugha Puja Day, มาฆบูชา, the full moon of the third lunar month is a national holiday in Thailand. I went to one of my local temples in the evening and got a few shots. I took part in a wian tian (candle lit vigil) where you walk around the ordination hall three times holding a handle, one for each of the three jewels (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha).
60/365 - 26/11/2011
The flood waters finally begin receding in some places. Here in Saraburi the clean up has begun but in the rural areas the rice fields (all considerably lower then everywhere else) are still underwater. To get around still requires either walking through the floods or going by boat.
We delivered inflatable boats to various Wats around the district. All around this district the waters reached up to six feet. This Wat reopened today to begin the clean up, as did dozens all over the place.
But many parts of provinces like Ayutthaya and many suburbs of Bangkok are still underwater. Clean up is only beginning a few hundred miles north of the Capital as the waters travel southwards, through the city and it’s surrounding provinces.
to Wat Traimit, Bangkok. With the 2’s, 3’s and 4’s (between 7 and 10 years old)