Thailand! (泰国) Day 2---Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Wat Saket and Siam Square. April 11th 2011 The second day was definately a "Wat" day (and just for future reference, "wat" is Thai for "temple").
I believe visiting sacred places are perhaps among the most important when learning about other cultures. After all, our primary categories for understanding the world have their origins in religion. Even the most logical and rational pursuit of science can trace its origins to religion.
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok 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
Graduated in 2011, in anthropology, Japanese and Chinese at Kansas State University. I also somewhat study Tibetan. I have a keen interest in Korean, Thai and Yucatec Maya language, dont ask why. :))
I'm constantly in awe of where these small hands have taken me, and of where my feet might be swept off to. And how such powerful everlasting messages of love and life, instilled in these opportunities, present themselves as an enormous gift to such a small frail and mortal body. I now better understand and appreciate the world's people, through my time as an expat overseas.
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