Spirituality permeates the fabric of Thailand. It’s everywhere you look, from the colourfully adorned spirit house outside the 7/11 to the Buddha amulet around your taxi driver’s neck.

I don’t subscribe to a specific religion. But I do appreciate the peace that can be found in the moments where you forget your personal worries and tune into a connection to something greater, whatever you consider that to be.

Here are some of the visual prompts I’ve seen recently that stopped me in my tracks for a while.

Chinese temple at the pier in Mahachai, a small town at the end of the local railway if you travel from Wongwian Yai train station in Bangkok.
Dinky deity nestled into the crook of a tree. 
A very famous sight at Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya. The temple was destroyed  by the Burmese in 1767 – they vandalised many of the buddha statues by removing the heads.
This old chap was sat among the hustle and bustle of the Pak Khlong flower market in Bangkok’s Chinatown.
This giant buddha in Wat Kalayanamit in Thonburi was a breathtaking sight and there was nowehere near the level of tourists that you get at Wat Pho, home of the reclining buddha.


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