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Tipping fish, frogs and eels into the river at  Chiang Mai temple  
   

Tipping fish, frogs and eels into the river at Chiang Mai temple

Day #158: Merit-making

September 8th 2013
One of the most obvious manifestations of Buddhism in Thailand is merit-making, a way of creating positive karma for oneself by doing a good deed. The idea of karma is very influential in Thai society - the flip side it can lead to the belief that people in difficult times (including the ill) are paying for past misdeeds (which makes me think of Glenn Hoddle). Traditional ways of merit-making ... 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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