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A local temple.  
   

A local temple.

Of course, since feet are profane (and the head is sacred) in Thailand's culture, one must take of their shoes before the image of the Buddha. Oh, anthropological theory...Sacred vs. Profane...Emile Durkheim, I miss you all!
Thailand! (泰国) Day 1.

April 11th 2011
Thailand is...an incredible place, filled with amazing cultures and people. I had a wonderful time there. I learned so much, not only about other cultures and lifestyles, but about myself. I spent the first full day in Bangkok wondering around with some French college students I met on the street; we took our time taking in the sights, sounds and smells of local street markets. We then w ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok

Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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