I heard monks chanting.
I saw many Buddha’s.Â Maybe hundreds.Â Maybe thousands.Â I saw a gold Buddha that weighs 5 tons and one that weighs one ton.Â I saw a reclining Buddha that was just plain huge.
I talked with my guide about Buddhism.Â He said that Thai men must be monks for three months when they are thirty and then spend 2 years in the military.Â Having to be a monk before you go into the military sounds brilliant to me.
Perhaps it is Buddhism that makes the Thais’s I have met so peaceful and happy.
It is only afternoon, but my foot and broken finger are calling a halt, at least for now.Â I can’t imagine snapping my Achilles tendon over here.Â I even have blisters on both feet.Â But the day was worth the blisters.