Chaiya, Thailand - Polarsteps

We first went to Wat Suan Mokkh Phalaram, a modern Buddhist temple founded by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. He found the Wats (temples) there dirty, crowded, and corrupt, nothing like the purer, more simple Buddhism of his birthplace. His fresh view grew and led to become the most innovative and progressive Buddhist teaching center in Siam. Close to it, the old temple of Chayia, the city used to be the capital of the Province, and its monastery and old walls keeps a trace of that glorious past.
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