Three Buddhist nuns called Maechi were crossing a small bridge

Three nuns on bridge
Shot at Pom Prap Sattru Phai District in Bangkok, Thailand
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I walked a street along the canal to head for Hua Lamphong Station. However, I didn't intend to leave this city. I just wanted to take a subway from the station. The street was wide and many cars passed by me. It was not interesting to walk. So I decided to cross the small canal. When I came to a small bridge that spanned over the canal, I found three nuns crossing.

The major religion in Thailand is Buddhism. It was common to see Buddhist monks when I visited Buddhist temples. Yet I didn't see any nuns there. Unbelievably, women are denied their right to renounce the world officially in Thailand. This was why I didn't see any nuns in the temples. So they were not nuns exactly. Yet they also dedicated their lives to religion the same as monks. They were called Maechi.

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PHOTO DATA

No

10526

Shooting Date

Sep 2017

Posted On

April 19, 2018

Modified On

February 20, 2024

Place

Bangkok, Thailand

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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