Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Wat Bumpen Nua - วัดบำเพ็ญเหนือ


Wat Bumpen Nua is near the river running into Bangkok in the river is the Kwam-Riam Floating Market and the market adjacent to this.


The Wat is in an absolutely wonderful location with so much happening around it but this means that you need to keep your camera ready and be prepared to stay here longer than you anticipated.



People are here to enjoy the river on the weekend - the river was not a 'working one' so there were no river taxi there.




There were also people there to make offerings. 





But the inside was very quiet.


I had a sudden vision of somewhere in London that has these two monuments of children reading - not what I usually see outside a Temple.




More like this?




After working in Bangkok I have been asked to share on Social Media the work of the Thai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TSPCA) - and I would raise the question of the ethical treatment of animals around Wats - for people to release such as the bags above.