Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. My time in Chiang Mai and Thailand is quickly coming to an end. This time next week I will be back in Korea getting ready to start a new semester. I’m spending this week revisiting a few favorite places, and exploring new places that may become favorites on another visit. This week I want to share some shots of Chiang Mai’s temple bells.
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In Buddhist temples in Thailand you will often find bells of bronze or brass hanging from metal or wooden frames. These bell are different from the gong used to wake up monks or announce prayer times. Instead, they are struck by the faithful after the giving of an offering. Many also believe that striking the bell removes spells or can protect a person from evil spirits.
These are the temple bells found at Wat Phan Tao in Chiang Mai’s old city.
Due to it’s close proximity to Chiang Mai’s famous Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phan Tao is also a busy Wat. Best photo opportunities are in the morning; fewer people, nice light.