Impressions

Making fortune wishes at Wat Doi Kham

Making fortune wishes at Wat Doi Kham

Wat Doi Kham is famous among local people Those who have been in Thailand for a while, know that the Thai love to visit temples; not only out of religious beliefs but also to make fortune wishes to improve their lives. Wat Doi Kham is such a favorite place, located on a forested hill southwest of […]

Annual Loy Krathong Festival

Annual Loy Krathong Festival

Gratitude to the goddess of water Some weeks ago it was time again for the Loy Krathong festival. This religious festival forms the annual gratitude of the Thai to the goddess of water – Mae Kong Ka, just after the rainy season. They thank this goddess for the abundant rainfall they received during the year because it brought […]

When a monk passes away

When a monk passes away

A religious ceremony in my neighborhood Some weeks ago while driving back to my room late evening, I noticed great activity around Wat Santitham, a vital temple in my area in Chiang Mai. There was a coming and going of nicely dressed people, and remarkably there were also may monks around. Initially, I thought it was […]

Chinese herbs and acupuncture

Chinese herbs and acupuncture

Alternatives to traditional medicine As a long-term rheumatoid patient, I am always looking for possible alternatives to the costly conventional medicine. So I started exploring the effects of Chinese herbs and acupuncture. After all, on this side of the world, it is not uncommon for people to value the efficiency of Chinese medicine. Through an acquaintance, I came into contact with a […]

Buddhist Ritual Participation

Buddhist Ritual Participation

A temple located in between rice fields Honestly, I never thought I would participate in a Buddhist ritual unless I was taken in tow by a Thai, and that is precisely what has happened. An appointment was made by telephone with a monk in a temple in San Patong. This village is located about 20 kilometers […]