Tagged With: Thailand

Fear Of Death Is Not In His Religion …

WHAT AN AMAZING SIGHT! A Buddhist monk in the temple district of Wat Puh Noi, close to the Sam Rot Not National Park in Thailand. A new building is erected around this statue of Buddha, and the monk couldn’t wait until completion and climbed (sprang, floated, flew, was catapulted, lifted by crane?) up to the … Weiterlesen »

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HISTORY Interesting People … (No. 42)

When monarchs give up their thrones, they are either executed, kicked out of the country or go into exile voluntarily. Not so King Prajadhipok of Thailand, the 7th ruler of the Chakri dynasty, also called Rama VII. He lost the status of absolute monarchy and had to agree to a parlamentary kingdom, he wasn’t satiesfied … Weiterlesen »

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HOTELS Oh, What A Shame … (No. 18)

Gosh, it was a good hotel! Maybe the best in the world. There was never a dirty ashtray, the employees were smiling shadows who were able to read wishes in your eyes before you had said a word, and hookers were forbidden in the lobby. When my parents stopped in Bangkok in the 60s on … Weiterlesen »

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TREASURES Lost & Found … (No. 14)

You find them everywhere between Calcutta and Dalian, these so called „Opium Weights“. But there are much more weights than there ever was opium in the 19th and 20th century. These tiny but heavy bronze statuettes (but also in iron, copper and brass), existing for 600 years, were used to measure silver ingots, spices, medicine, … Weiterlesen »

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ACCESSOIRES Collectors Corner … (No. 8)

Is it permitted to wear a penis around the neck? Yes. if it’s old and artistic. Isn’t it too macho brutal? No, because some are carved, painted, lacquered and lettered and not a male organ anymore but a piece of art. You find them all over South East Asia and especially in Thailand. They were … Weiterlesen »

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