I visited the temple on the back of the 10 yen coin.
Tag: Buddhist temples
An afternoon visit to Chinatown where I ate Kueh Tutu, muah chee, chendol, bought souvenirs, and ran out of the buddha's tooth relic temple without seeing anything.
Temples and Conversations with Monks in Chiang Mai
Wat Rong Khun วัดร่องขุ่น The White Temple
Leaving the boat family and after a night in a border city of Thailand we headed towards Chiang Mai. On the way we stopped at the White Temple in Chiang Rai. A beautiful intricate temple created by Thai artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat. The temple opened in 1997 and isn't expected to be completed until 2070. Chalermchai [...]
We spent one evening and half of a day in Vientianne, the capital of Laos. We stayed at the Vientiane SP hotel which was located down a couple side streets making it difficult for us to find whenever we left the hotel. (Except at night where there was a creepy flickering street light that alerted [...]
Bulguksa Temple 불국사
The day after Chuseok we planned another day trip, heading up Tohsmsan Mountain to visit Bulguksa Temple. We took the bus (11) up the mountain, relieved that we had decided to do so since on our first day we thought everything was in walking distance. It took a little over an hour before we were [...]
There was only one thing on our schedule were you could pick what you wanted to do. After breakfast we were given the option of fishing, canoing, boating, kayaking or visiting Naksansa. I picked Naksansa and after some initial confusion because it wasn't on my schedule I made my way with about ten or so [...]
On our party bus to Yangyang we stopped by Baekdamsa, a Buddhist temple in Inje. Baekdamsa temple is open from sunrise to sunset all year round and offers temple stays. The temple was built between 590-658 and has burned down several times. It's a pretty but long hike up the mountain with plenty of hiking trails, everything from [...]
Kiyomizu-dera is a independent Buddhist temple that was founded in 778. We went as early as we could manage on a Saturday morning. We wandered around up the hill looking at shops and sampling Yatsuhashi 八つ橋, along the way, deciding to do souvenir shopping on the way down. Most of the buildings of Kiyomizu-dera were built in [...]
Wat Pho วัดโพธิ์
After walking through the Grand Palace I hopped next door to Wat Pho. Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple (a royal one) and one of the oldest ones in Bangkok. The temple is a lot more relaxing then the Grand Palace next door, though with many many more signs warning of gangs of pick pockets. [...]