Pics: SF Friends 15 – Wat #Umong, #ChiangMai, #Thailand

One of my favorite wats between Cambodia and Thailand is the reclusive Wat Umong, located in the foothills just beyond the city of Chiang Mai. It’s the type of religious space that feels more like a visit than a tour, because it’s filled with the daily life of monks obviously uncorrupted by the pressures of society. It actually reminded me a lot of the many religious spaces I encountered when visiting Japan years ago. And yet there’s still the Southeastern absurdity around every corner.

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A very Sartre inspired place.

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Inside the stupa:

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Definitely the most magnificent stupa I’ve come across:

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This dog hated my guts:

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A monk sketching:

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Counting the cash:

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I don’t know the last time I saw a toy troll:

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The pigeon-feeding monk:

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Mad catfish action:

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