Although Wat Buppharem was established over 500 years ago when Chiang Mai was still at the center of a northern Thai kingdom, the wat’s largest structure pictured here, the Dhamma hall, was completed in 1996.
Two monks are taking a good look at some cut flowers in the Warorot Market area of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
And if you stray from the Path, you get to listen to Eagles soundtracks for your entire stay at the Hotel California. A fate worse than …… well, I’m not coming up with anything off hand. Fortunately for them, these monks have nothing to worry about.
Wat Panping is one of the many small wats in the Old City of Chiang Mai.
A hot, late afternoon sun is beating down on these Chiang Mai girls as they make their way home from school.
These women are taking it easy on a warm day at Wat Lam Chang in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
This stupa stands in Wat Muen Lan, a small temple in the eastern part of Chiang Mai’s Old City.
These lovely orchids bloom on the grounds of a Buddhist wat in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Thai Buddhism sees elephants as auspicious; this elephant statue stands at the entrance of a wat in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Wat Saen Mueang Ma Luang is one of the many Buddhist sites in Chiang Mai’s Old City. I love the elephant off to the left.