Insects, whisky and Wat Yai
Phitsanulok Travel Blog› entry 11 of 22 › view all entries
March 9th, 2008 – by: Pearl510
For the first time since I got sick I had breakfast again this morning. I'm eating lunch and diner again for quite some days, but somehow breakfast was still not well accepted by my stomach. Apparently things have changed now. I was hungry as hell when I woke up an hour ago.
Our first visit today is the Wat Yai, which holds the most beautiful Buddha statue of Thailand, so is said. It is a golden Buddha, but I can't deny the image has majestic charisma and detail in it. I really think it is very nice indeed. The temple itself is equally beautiful and well decorated. Many people are around and so there is a lot to watch apart from the Buddha. Monks are accepting gifts from people and bless them in return, outside incense is burned and candles are lit, and vendors sell little birds to set free at the entrance of the complex. I didn't do so myself but I saw the couples walking away from the hustle with a little wooden cage in their hands. I hope it brought good luck to them :)
Wat Yai is in fact the only thing we visit in Phitsanulok, apart from the insect vendors. After that we drive straight on to Sukothai, to visit the historical site.
Mika - Love today
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