Locations

Prasat Muang Tam / A Khmer Temple

Prasat Muang Tam / A Khmer Temple

Travel to Prasat Muang Tam, a Khmer temple in Prakhon Chai district, Buri Ram Province, Thailand… Even though all the pieces are not a perfect match, I would still highly recommend a visit to this temple and the others in the area, you can get a reasonably good idea of what the original looked like, and the individual stones, give good insight into the culture of the late 10th and early 11th centuries.

Khon Juk and the Coming of Age Ceremony

Khon Juk and the Coming of Age Ceremony

Today was an interesting day here in Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. A young man who lives down the road had a traditional “Khon Juk” or the “Top Knot Cutting” Ceremony. Not many Thai young men or women have a top knot today, it is part of traditional culture that is slipping away, and Kim was the only young man I have seen here that had a top knot. His parents asked if I would come and photograph the part of the ceremony that was held at my wife’s sisters home. I was happy to oblige.