Thursday, February 16, 2012
History, Art, Culture and Buddhism in Northeast Thailand I
Sure I have a Phud in Misspelling and am a masterof torturing any language I attempt but The locations I presesent are geoatagged and posted as point on a map. I present plenty of pictures so the reader can see for themselves what's there and I try my best not to copy paste and if I do I point it out.
Anyhow the good doctor goes on to say that it was unfortunate that Hinduism under the Khmer rulers could only last from 957-1257 A.D. (B.E. 1500-1800).Well I disagree! I think it was wonderful that the Khmer rulers converted to Buddhism and that there is so much transitional art in the region. Also the impact Hinduism had on Buddhism is still visible in the practice of Buddhism, and in the Art and Culture of the region.
He goes on to say that the people of today owe a lot to the Hindu priests, Buddhist monks and their followers for what they left behind."Among them were some 1,501 archeological sites (some 1,501???) . Among these 182 were Khmer ruins; 714 were residential cities (what is a non-residential city). Where do these numbers come from. Seems as though many "academics" in Thailand have graduated from the Tourism Authority of Thailand School of Statistics and Data. This is only a small example of of the "data" I discover.
Oh well enough of my whining for today. I will carry on refining my acadumbass techniques and honing by beersearcher credentials.
Their is a rich history in Norteast Thailand that people should experience in spite of the shoddy work done over the years in the region. Visit Isaan, isan, E-sarn, whatever; You'll love it.