Discovering exotic traditions in Bangkok

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Discovering exotic traditions in Bangkok

Fascinated by Bangkok's Buddhist traditions...

...you enter the temple of Wat Pho, close to the famous Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace complex. Before you, hundreds of shoes cover the ground. Taking off your own shoes as a mark of respect, you might think of your own Christmas traditions, such as decorating the Christmas tree.

As you admire the Golden Buddha, Thai families bring offerings for the orange-robed monks. Religion, gifts, time standing still—a set of East-West connections that will make your Christmas in Bangkok truly special...

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