Thailand is a predominately Buddhist country – I knew this. But I wasn’t expecting to see so many Buddhas all around. Perhaps this is in part because we have been visiting areas with special temples and monuments. But I don’t think so – even when we’ve wandered away from this area we see them shining in the sun.
We’ve been to see the Reclining Buddha, who is huge, and the Emerald Buddha, who is actually carved from a block of jade. And then, today, we stumbled across the street where the Buddhas are sold (rented, technically, since you can’t BUY the Buddha).