30 Thousand Buddhist Monks take over Bangkok

30 Thousand Buddhist Monks take over Bangkok  |  Bangkok, Thailand   |  This morning at 7AM the streets on Chinatown in Bangkok, where literally taken over by a sort of Buddhist Monks Flash Mov, commemorating the Buddha Enlightenment and the 84th. Birthday of King Rama IX. 30 thousand Buddhist monks, gathered from corners of Thailand at 6.30AM in the morning at Chinatown to collect the Alms Giving by the local Thai people. Continue reading 30 Thousand Buddhist Monks take over Bangkok

Morning chanting with Buddhist monks in Chiang Mai

Morning chanting with Buddhist monks in Chiang Mai  |  Chiang Mai, Thailand  |  So this morning I decided to wake up very early (5AM) and head to the streets and temples of Chiang Mai to experience something, at least to me, unique and magical. I kept this special moment private and off the cameras, sorry….. but I can tell you that it was worth waking up so early and spending the time walking the streets of Chiang Mai, empty of tourists and waking up to the locals. One of those experiences that change the point of view of many things. Continue reading Morning chanting with Buddhist monks in Chiang Mai

The White Temple Wat Rong Khun

The White Temple Wat Rong Khun  |  Chiang Rai, Thailand  |  As campy as it can be, same is beautiful and impressive. I have not seen, ever before, a temple like this. It does look like the set for the next Narnia right… but it is a full operational Buddhist and Hindu temple.  The white color stands for Lord Buddha’s purity; the white glass stands for Lord Buddha’s wisdom that “shines brightly all over the Earth and the Universe.” Continue reading The White Temple Wat Rong Khun

Man Mo Temple over Hollywood Road

Man Mo Temple over Hollywood Road |  Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong |  It does sound all mixed up doesn’t it, when you read Man Mo Temple and the Hollywood Road ? Well it is what it is….. Indeed Hollywood Road in Hong Kong Island is the right place if you are looking either for Asian Antiques or one of the best dining spots in the city, being that the SOHO – which in Hong Kong stands for South Of Hollywood Street, is just there.  Continue reading Man Mo Temple over Hollywood Road