Wednesday, September 7, 2016

LET US INTRODUCE: OUR NEIGHBORHOOD TEMPLE

From our kitchen window we can see the top of our neighborhood's wat, or temple. We've stared at it while doing dishes, used it as a reference point to give directions to tuktuk drivers, and walked or driven past it for months now, but we had yet to go inside. Recently we finally went for a visit. We went with one of our teachers from our language school who grew up living at a wat in the countryside. We walked around and he explained the different buildings, the people we saw inside and what parts of this temple made it unique. He even found some young monks to let us inside the main building. It was a great experience to get to ask questions and get to know our neighborhood better!

Also, fun fact: This particular temple was the setting for a roadblock in Amazing Race season 15!