When in Ubon Ratchathani (Royal City of the Lotus), there are many beautiful temples (wat) to visit. Situated on the area of about 300 rais in Baan Koh, Ampher Warinchamrab, Wat Nong Pa Phong is a Buddhist forest monastery established by Luang Phor Chah Suphattho (Ajahn Chah Subhaddo), also known as Phra Potiyan Theera, a renowned Wipatsana monk in 1954. It is surrounded by forests of phong trees whence the name was derived. The temple is best known in Thailand for meditation practice. There are almost 200 temples around the world which follow the meditation approach practiced here. It provide...
Meditation Centers in Thailand – Wat Nong Pa Phong (Ubon Ratchathani)
Since ancient time, the Naga, a mythical serpent god, has played a significant role in many religion mythologies and Asian’s folklores. There are many Naga legends in Buddhist Mythology and especially in Northeastern Thai’s folklores. According to Buddhist Mythology, the Naga had faithfully served the Buddha and become one of his disciples. After the Buddha had attained the Enlightenment, he went to many towns and cities to preach. One day the Buddha went to meditate for a week under the Mucalinda tree, home of a Naga king called Muca-Linda. During his meditation, a strong rainstorm suddenly...
Legend of the Naga and Buddhism Mythology
During the past Songkran Festival there were many people visiting the sacred royal temples like Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho in Bangkok. However, there are still a number of important royal temples scattering around the heart of Bangkok which most people may have ignored; two of which are in a walking distance from the mentioned temples. The first royal temple is Wat Ratchapradit, constructed by King Rama IV. The temple houses four Buddha images: Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, Phra Phuttha Chinnasi, Phra Si Satsada, and Phra Nirantarai. The ordination hall of the temple is open to visitors only on spe...
The Royal Temples
Story by Saisunee Singhathat The Poi Sang Long ceremony in Mae Hong Son is a Buddhist novice ordination ceremony, but it is unlike any other ceremony of its type in the country. Young boys aged between 7 and 14 are ordained as novices so they can spend time studying Buddhist doctrines. It is believed that by pursuing ordination for their parents, they gain merit. The origins of this festival lie in Buddhist legend. It is believed that the tradition follows in the footsteps of Prince Rahula, the Buddha's own son, who gave up his worldly life to follow his father's spiritual teachings. Prince...
Poi Sang Long Ceremony
M.R. Kuekrit Pramotch has this to say about that well-known chili sauce or chili paste known in Thai as naam prik “Besides being the main side dish of Thai cuisine, naam prik is also placed in the center on a tray of food. Naam prik will always be positioned in the center surrounded by the other dishes. Naam prik itself is not only just a Thai side dish, but also a part of Thai culture. All Thais recognize naam prik, and know how to eat it properly. This means they have to know what to have with it and what to dip into the naam prik, such as fermented pork or grilled fish. Things like this ar...
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Ban Wang Nam Mok
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Ban Wang Nam Mok

Ban Wang Nam Mok is a beautiful rural village in north east Thailand, about 20km east of Vientiane. Thai people here are friendly and hospitable with ...

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Asiatique The Riverfront - Fabulous Shopping Destination by Chao Phraya River
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Asiatique The Riverfront - Fabulous Shopping Destination by Chao Phraya River

After the termination of Suan Lum Night Bazaar years ago, Bangkokians have been short of a place to shop at night. But for now, let’s celebrate for th...

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The Royal Temples
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The Royal Temples

During the past Songkran Festival there were many people visiting the sacred royal temples like Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho in Bangkok. However, there a...

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Poi Sang Long Ceremony
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Poi Sang Long Ceremony

Story by Saisunee Singhathat The Poi Sang Long ceremony in Mae Hong Son is a Buddhist novice ordination ceremony, but it is unlike any other ceremon...

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