Tripologist
Travel Planning. Expert Advice.


 
Posts Tagged ‘Monk’
 

 
A Buddhist Monk carries his Cambodia Lonely Planet while visiting Angkor Thom temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Photo of the Week: A Buddhist Monk and His Lonely Planet

Back in April, I had the chance to visit the Angkor Temple Complex just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Without a doubt, the temples surrounding the town are some of the most majestic sites I’ve ever seen, and, despite th...
by Jim Cheney
1

 
 
The monks of Luang Prabang complete their morning alm ritual.

Photo of the Week: The Monks’ Alms Procession in Luang Prabang, Laos

Every morning at dawn, the monks that inhabit the myriad of temples in Luang Prabang complete their morning alms ritual. Starting around 6am, the monks leave their temples and head out onto the city streets where locals and tou...
by Jim Cheney
1

 

 
A painting on the wall of Golgulsa Temple in Gyeongju, South Korea.

Golgulsa: The Most Kick-Ass Temple in Korea

When I think about Buddhist temples, two different images come to mind. First, I think of a monk sitting under a tree, with a gray robe and a shaved head, meditating. Second, I think of the monks of Kung-fu movies, meditating b...
by Jim Cheney
6

 
 
Buddhist monks make art from sand, one piece at a time, at the Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul, South Korea.

Photo of the Week: Buddhist Monks Making Art

In May of every year, Seoul hosts the Lotus Lantern Festival that celebrates Buddhism and coincides with the weekend prior to Buddha’s birthday. There is a fantastic parade and a festival through downtown Seoul. One of th...
by Jim Cheney
1