While on the hunt for food yesterday, we came across this set of beautiful white temples.There was a vegan restaurant within the grounds that we wanted to try, but of course we got distracted by this serene setting on our way there. These temples truly felt like they were set outside of the city, in a remote location that few people know about, but in truth it was right off one of the busiest roads in the city. You could hear birds, crickets and the many dogs that called this place home. As we were wandering through the structures, we discovered the home of the monks right next door, where younger monks were playing on the rickety jungle gym that must have been there for years.
The best part was definitely the street dogs that were chasing each other and playing amongst the buildings. They didn't even seem to notice us there as they went about their games. A few of them were just puppies and I assume the monks must feed them as they looked nice and healthy -- if not perhaps in need of a bath.
I was glad to have brought a scarf with me so that I could feel respectful as we entered the grounds. There didn't seem to be anyone watching over the place to ensure you were covered up and while some people took off their shoes (like myself), others didn't. To be honest, I probably should have just left my shoes on because the ground was definitely not kept clean and more than once I stepped on something a little sharper than my feet would have liked, but I saw some shoes at the entrance and so I figured it would be the proper thing to do.
I almost liked this place better than the immaculately kept ones because it felt like our own little world in there. It wasn't quite as spectacular as the brilliant golden temples, but it had a secluded feeling that was brilliant in its own way.
WHAT I WORE:
JACKSON ROWE SCARF
DENIM & SUPPLY RALPH LAUREN SKIRT
MALA COLLECTIVE BRACELET
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