Temple Urns – Chedi Thaimongkon, Hat Yai
This week’s theme for the weekly photo challenge over at The Daily Post is Ornate.
This photograph is from inside the most unique temple I have ever been to – Chedi Thaimongkhon in Hat Yai. It is absolutely stunning there and is well worth a visit if you are in the area.
Check out my post – Top Ten Hidden Temples of Hat Yai for information on more beautiful temples in the area.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ornate.”
A young monk walks into shot at a temple in Hat Yai, Thailand.
Two ladies relax on one of the clan jetties in Georgetown on Penang, Malaysia.
One of the oldest remaining Chinese settlements on the island, the jetties house a number of clans who live in beautiful wooden houses on stilts in the water. Each jetty is home to a different clan of Chinese descendants, grouped according to their province of origin.
I took a morning stroll down the Chew jetty, one of the largest of these water villages that are now part of a UNESCO world heritage site. I don’t know if it was the early hour or if it this way every day, but it was wonderfully calm and peaceful as I walked down the wooden walkway. The pace of life was most definitely slower here.
Click here for more information and a map to help you locate this lovely corner of Penang island.
Those of you who have been following the blog from the beginning will remember when I stumbled across a starving kitten under the stairs at school; the rest is history, and Cat is all grown up and doing just fine 🙂
I recently found myself, like many others in my position, having to make a visit to Penang in Malaysia to apply for a visa to stay in Thailand.
My stay was short but I made sure to head out with my camera to capture some of the infamous street art that appears on the walls of the now UNESCO Heritage Site status city of Georgetown.
A handy map can be downloaded here to help guide you to the different pieces that now sprawl across the main town area of the island.
It was really cool to actually see something interesting on what could have been a pretty boring visa run. So if you find yourself heading to Penang any time soon, I highly recommend seeking out some of the art that can be found on the streets.
The majority of the work can be found very close to Little India too, so you can get yourself an authentic curry and an amazing samosa while you’re at it – I highly recommend that too!