Wat Traimit

I visited one of my friend’s, who at the time had been living in Bangkok for 6-7 years, for the first time ever in Thailand this year. Usually we would meet in Vietnam, so it was a treat to finally see his “home” and visit a few of the temples in Bangkok. The large gold Buddha here is stunning, but Wat Traimit is awfully overrun with tourists. I imagine going early in the morning would make for a much better time than going later during the day.

Wat Pho

I visited one of my friends, who at the time had been living in Bangkok for 6-7 years, for the first time ever in Thailand this year. Usually we would meet in Vietnam, so it was a treat to finally see his “home” and visit a few of the temples in Bangkok. The large reclining Buddha here is so impressive.

Huế Incense

The following photos were taken during a visit to Hue with my grandmother, who was visiting me in Vietnam for the second time. The shop we visited not only had incense but also other small souvenirs. I thought different colors of incense would mean different “flavors” of it, but I was sadly mistaken.

Chùa Thiên Mụ

Thien Mu Pagoda is one of my favorite temples in Vietnam. Every time that I travel to Hue I visit it. If you happen to make a trip to Hue, be sure to visit the pagoda and walk to the very end of it. It borders a graveyard and near the back of it are many trees with nice messages written on them. I took these photos during a tour through Hue with my grandmother, who made her second trip to Vietnam to visit me.