Three Nuns On The Bridge

Three nuns on bridge

Three nuns crossed the small bridge together

Shot in the city of Bangkok, Thailand.

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 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 same as monks. They were called maechi.

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Information of this photo

Photo No.
10526
Shooting Date
Sep 2017
Posted On
April 19, 2018
Place
Bangkok, Thailand
Genre
Street Photography
Archive
APR 2018 PEOPLE THAILAND
Camera
SONY ALPHA 7R II
Lens
SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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