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.
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.
Minh Mạng was the 2nd Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty. His tomb is also on the Hue tour circuit and is highly recommended. My favorite memory from this trip was taking photos of my wonderful grandmother, who visited me for a second time in Vietnam this year. I’d love to be as interesting as her when I grow up.
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.
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.