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A monk walking the lonely path among the monks' quarters at a large temple complex in Nonthaburi, north of Bangkok. Take the Chao Phraya River express boat to the end at Nonthaburi, a great ride. Then ferry across the river and head towards the spires in the sky on the right. (Photo by Brian Barry.)
Morning chanting at a small temple behind the market on the western side of the Chao Phraya River in Nonthaburi. (Photo by Brian Barry.)
At a temple in Chiangmai
Wat Donmuang, near the old airport.
A strange chapel on the grounds of a larger temple (can't remember the name) which is just north of the the Menam Riverside Hotel, 2074 Charoenkrung Road.
A closer look inside the tiny chapel in the temple compound on Charoenkrung Road. Seems very close to folk Buddhism.
The many-headed Buddha inside the tiny chapel in the temple compound on Charoenkrung Road.
This may take a moment to figure out. Okay, time is up. It's an offering of flowers on one of the toes of the 32-meter-high Buddha at Wat Indraviharn, Bangkok. The towering Buddha image was built during the reign of King Rama IV, about 150 years ago. (Photo by Brian Barry.)
A row of Buddhas-to-be sitting below a row of Buddhas? The monks are chanting during a memorial service at Wat Suthat, Bangkok. At many temples in Thailand, the ashes of family members are enshrined under one of the Buddha images sitting along the colonnades that surround the Vihan, or Main Buddha Hall. (Photo by Brian Barry.)
While the Golden Mount at Wat Saket in Bangkok may be more famous among tourists than the Main Buddha Hall, the Main Buddha Hall, which sits below and to the east of the Golden Mount, is well worth a visit, particularly for its impressive murals. (Photo by Brian Barry.)
Re-tiling the roof at Wat Iforgetwhichone in Bangkok. I vaguely recall that I took the picture from the top of the beautiful sandstone Loha Prasat at Wat Ratchanatdaram, looking over to an adjacent temple building. (Photo by Brian Barry.)
Gingerbread House? Not quite. It's a Chinese Temple along the western bank of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, just south of Memorial Bridge. (Photo by Brian Barry.)
This Arhat is one of 18 posing in yoga positions in a garden on the southern side of the stunning Main Buddha Hall at Wat Po in Bangkok. They were placed there more than a century ago to preserve the yoga tradition through their instructional positions. This one seems to be bashfully pleased that people have thumbed gold foil onto him and even offered flowers on his ear. See more Budhha figures by clicking HERE.