Look closely–yep, that’s the Buddha through the doorway at Bayon in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
A row of Buddha statues outside Haw Pha Kaew in Vientiane. Interestingly, this temple is no longer a temple, but it is a museum of Buddhist artifacts. Of course, if you are up on your history of Laos and Vientiane then you know that this temple once housed the Emerald Buddha–yes, the Emerald Buddha now […]
The editor of The Camel Saloon, Russell Streur, after he had seen some photos I submitted along with some of my poetry, came up with this cool idea about having an online photo exhibition of some of the photos I have taken during my travels around Asia. Called the Asian Caravan, it is a collection […]
“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it” Today, Buddha’s Birthday is celebrated in Korea as a national holiday. These are some photos from Sanggyesa Temple near Mt. Chiri that I took a few years ago.
Built in 1818 by Chao Anou, Wat Si Saket on the corner of Lane Xang Avenue and Setthathirat Road (across the street from Haw Pha Kaew) is Vientiane’s oldest surviving temples and next to That Louang and Haw Pha Kaew, one of the city’s most important Buddhist sites. According to tradition, this was where the […]
Up early this morning for some sightseeing around Bangkok. On and I have seen a few movies, done some shopping, now it’s time for some culture and history with a visit to Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaeo. Even though I have been to both temples numerous times in the past, it’s a kind of […]
You could literally spend a day or two exploring some of Kamakura’s more famous temples, but if you’re looking for something culturally unique, there’s one temple—Hasedera or Hase Kannon Temple—which offers some diversity amid the Buddhist cultural heritage that Kamakura is famous for. By the time Kenny and I got here last week, we had […]
Sitting peacefully in the open air—with his head looming above pine trees and face gazing off toward some tranquil ocean in dreamlike Nirvana—The Daibutsu or Great Buddha located in Kamakura is one of Japan’s most famous cultural and religious landmarks.Located on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple, The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue […]
Once I had taken care of my visa application at the Korean Embassy it was time for a bit of culture and sightseeing Tokyo-style.When I was in here in 1990, I had visited Sensoji Temple (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple), located in the Asukasa district of Tokyo and it was one of the places […]