In today’s picture, I show you a sign that can be found in many temples in Thailand.
Just keep it in mind and be aware!
In some Thai temples, I’ve seen something really upsetting;
I understand it may be part of culture, history or religion, but I still don’t like this idea.
So, there are people selling you birds in cages. When you buy a bird and release it “you will have goodluck and happiness in your life forever” (original writing).
The point is those birds have on purpose broken wings or kind of injuries, so they cannot fly too far. And after “you give the freedom to birds”, the seller will catch them again and sell to another person, and so on!
When I was visiting Thailand, there were lots of demonstrations in Bangkok, because people weren’t happy with the current political situation.
Tourists in general, should avoid places of demonstrations, because you never know how violent it’s going to be. Nothing bad happened to me, but it was sad to observe all these people.
Bangkok is officially named “Krung Thep Maha Nakhon”.
It’s a capital since 1782.
These days, it’s a large, tropical city with many different districts, and two huge airports (that sometimes causes confusion).
Yesterday, I showed you a typical picture of one of the temples in Bangkok; for today, I chose rather not so typical image of the city, however I like it. 🙂
The flag of Thailand has five horizontal stripes in the colors red, white, blue, white and red.
The colors apparently represent the blood of life (red), the purity of the Buddhist faith (white), and the monarchy (blue.)
The flag looks like that since 1917.
Welcome to the Kingdom of Thailand. 🙂
Have you been to Thailand? What are your memories?
I have to say, Thailand is far from being my favorite country; I think it’s overrated from many reasons. However, there are still nice, interesting and worth visiting places. And that’s what I’ll try to show you this month on my blog. Hopefully, you’ll like it. 🙂
Today, the last post about Sardinia on my blog.
How did you like my travel impressions about this big Italian island?
I have nice memories from Sardinia; it was interesting and relatively easy to travel through the island. Definitely, I enjoyed my holidays in Sardinia. 🙂
Tomorrow, we’re going “a bit” farther. 🙂