Cao Dai Elder Lights Candles at Temple Altar
What is Cao Dai? Well, it is a religion and it’s a new one on me. They have a big, gaudy temple, about 3 million followers, and it’s Christmas Eve. What the heck…I’m down. Let me in!
And they did. I was given the royal treatment, toured around the grounds and through the temple, and had all my questions answered (even if I only understood about one word in five). I was also invited to attend their mass at midnight on Christmas Eve. Continue reading
Wat Suan Dok
Today I visited yet another temple. What can I say, they are relaxing and beautiful. This temple is across the street from the main Chiang Mai University campus, so I thought it would be a nice stop after my trip to the art museum. But, the weather was perfect, the lighting excellent, and the clouds magnificent, so I turned around and made this my first stop.
I later came for learn that Wat Suan Dok means Temple of the Flowers which only made everything better as later in the afternoon I visited an orchid market. Continue reading
Chalermchai Kositpipat’s Masterpiece
Simply said, it is stunning. Like it or not, you will be stunned to visit this temple on the outskirts of Chiang Rai in the far north of Thailand. Continue reading