In a country where a majority of the population is Buddhist, religion can easily be seen in everyday life. Wake up early enough and you will see monks making their daily alm collecting trips. Stroll through the market and you will see hundred of Buddha statues for sale. Visit the Royal Palace and you can enter the Silver Pagoda, home of the jade Buddha. It’s a wonderful insight into everyday life that isn’t always easily accessible to tourists.
One thing to remember, if you want to take photos of monks or other religious items you should always ask permission. Most monks are happy to oblige. One young monk was so eager to practice his English that he struck up a conversation about American Universities with us and then asked to see my pictures from my trip to Angkor Wat.