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Monk Chat at Wat Chedi Luang

April 26th 2012
Wat Chedi Luang is a pretty amazing place. The name translates literally as “temple of the big stupa” and stupa comes from the Tibetan word for “heap.” Stupas contain sacred Buddhist relics. The name “Temple of the Big Heap” is quite accurate. The wat was started in 1391. The original stupa topped out at 82 meters – 270 feet - and was most likely the tallest, grandest, most impres ... read more
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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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