Thursday, June 16, 2011

Street Sights 1

Two very common sights in the streets of Bangkok:

1. His majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej adorns posters, billboards, and buildings everywhere. His wisdom is widely revered, and it is illegal to step on any money as his image is on all notes and coins. When we were standing in line to pass through customs at the airport, we were shown a video about a young Thai boy wondering where the wise King gets his inspiration. Eventually, he realizes that His Majesty gets inspiration from wherever Thai live.

2. There are little temples and shrines everywhere, and most of them have offerings like jasmine garlands, incense, and pink sugar drinks. Many families have mini shrines outside their house to keep the spirits away from the inside of the house but still satisfied.

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