Reblogged from my other blog The Heartlander Tourist.
Originally posted: 11 March 2017
Original content on this blog returns: 2 June 2017
When a country is so identified with one particular identity, it is sometimes difficult to unwrap that mental image and realise that minorities exist. For example, Singapore being a Chinese-majority country and in the case of this post Thailand being a Buddhist-majority with a strong Hindu accent.
Perhaps our mental image of Thailand is that of modern Bangkok, with the skyscrapers situated next to the Buddhist temples and Buddhist monks walking the streets.
Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok (Source)
Or maybe its the inculturated form of Lord Bhrama (Phra Phrom) at the Erawan Shrine.
Erawan Shrine in Bangkok (Source)
But definitely not Thai Mosques such as the Ao Nang Mosque in Krabi.
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