What is happiness? Well, I think it’s what you make it…..for me it’s family, friends, my dog, a sunny day..too much, I would be here for ever…. it’s anything that makes you smile.
Our daughter is over from the Uk so we have been exploring, showing her our world here….she has tried fried ants..jury’s out on that one…ha ha..the frogs she gave a miss….
Bang Phut… a little Sea gipsy village she loved….
Also on our agenda was Wat Bang Riang..this temple is one I visited a while ago and wanted to take her to see, it is so lovely but very remote..this time we went armed with pictures and like the previous time when we didn’t find it..on showing a little Thai lady our pictures her face broke into a smile as she pointed at this sign, very much hidden by a large bush and we were only 5 minutes away……. little do we know how many other intrepid travellers did the same as us and drove in, saw nothing but an abandoned temple and drove away…. disappointed??? For us ..not this time… We found it!
A delightful temple tucked away in a valley..absolutely beautiful, we were so pleased we had found this gem on this trip and could show our daughter.
On arrival, you will be given traditional Thai trousers and tops to wear if your attire is not suitable…Shoulders should be covered, knee length skirts or shorts are ok. Monks live here and it is a peaceful, respectful haven where you will see lots of beautiful statues, a lovely seated golden Buddha, a large imposing statue of Kwam Im who is the Chinese goddess of mercy. This is my personal favourite.
There are a lot of steps down to see her but for those who cannot there is seating and they can watch and drink in the views which are all around you, neatly tended fields on the side of the mountain and so steep….How the farmers get there I don’t know but they do they must be as nimble as mountain goats.
I hope if you go, you enjoy this Temple as much as I did…I have been twice and will go again.
That’s all for now..it’s time for a sundowner…Chok dee Ka ( Cheers)
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