While wandering around Bangkok, I found a cemetery. It is not that I like cemeteries. It was just a cemetery that I happened to find. It is rare to see a cemetery in Bangkok, where the majority of the population is Buddhist. According to the original Buddhist teaching, people do not build cemeteries because they reincarnate after death. It is said that making a grave is just an expression of attachment to this life. Intrigued by the origin of this cemetery, I walked along the side of the cemetery looking at the inside. Sure enough, this was not a Buddhist grave. As you can see the crescent moon and star on the grave marker in the lower left corner of the photo, this is a Muslim grave. It is interesting to see how different religions have different ideas about graves.
As I was peering into the cemetery, the men inside approached me. The men were digging a hole in the cemetery. Someone in the community must have died. It is difficult to dig a deep hole with a shovel by hand, so the two men were taking turns digging. The man in the photo was just resting, while the other man was digging hard. The man was sitting in the middle of the cemetery, puffing on a cigarette and watching his colleague digging. Around him, several grave markers were sticking out of the ground. They were all simple grave markers. I am not even sure if they have names written on them. In the middle of such a cemetery, I pointed my camera at a man and he smiled and gave me a thumbs up.
|Aug 2018 PEOPLE THAILAND|
|BANGKOK CEMETERY CIGARETTE MAN SHIRTLESS THUMB UP WATCH|
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