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Sensoji Temple: The Last day Visit

Sensoji in symetry

It was the last full day in Tokyo and the last chance to go somewhere touristy like the first day in Tsukiji Market. I took a long walk from the capsule hotel in Ueno to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. And here were some photos I took there.

To my mind, this wasn’t a place I would be eager to visit. But I prefer somewhere with a walking range to explore the city street on foot and see what there would be something more about bicycles on the way. Totally worth it.

When done with the temple, I wandered around the area. Then, a thought sank in. That was about urban street walls. It showed how similar and different urban landscapes in the cities I have been to.

To be honest, I wasn’t so thrilled about the photos I took there. But in the end, the products from the walk before and after that mattered.

On the Road 2014: Phitsanulok

The next stop from Nong Khai was Phitsanulok to catch up with one my childhood friends, who moved there to run a small restaurant.

Other than that, what I’d like to do the most in the town was to visit Buddha Chinnarat. I was here when I was little and remembered the beauty of the Buddha image. I felt peace by just sitting in the temple. For the first time I realised how religious art could cleanse us. This could be a so-called pilgrimage for me.

However, decades go by, here I was again. It was disappointing that feeling was not there anymore. Not sure it was because of getting old or the constant announcement in the temple. Probably it was not the first reason since I was in another temple this year and had that effect in me.

The photos were original posted on Instagram.

Nana River
Nan River

Buddha Chinnarat
Buddha Chinnarat

Portrait of a Buddha
Portrait of a Buddha

Hidden Shrine
Hidden Shrine

The Temple of Dawn at Dusk

Once upon the time, “globalisation” was a buzz word and tourism was starting to kick in in Thailand. I was studying in Thammsat university and regularly went to the local pub with this view. How stunting was that! Decades went by, a good old scenery hasn’t changed, has it?

Well, it has. This three images are pretty much like the same as I remember then. But the experience around it is definitely different for someone who spent most night out for cheap drinks twenty years ago.

I spare the details such as the snooker tables in the pub then or the nice park next by now.

The photos were original posted on Instagram

Revisiting my local riverside local pub
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Putting up with tourists hovering my table
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Another beer for this view
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Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang

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