Wat Huay Pla Kang, Chiang Rai, Thailand
The Story of "Hidden Thailand"
Most visitors of Chiang Rai come to see the famous White Temple, but one of the lesser-known gems resides just a short distance from the town center. Wat Huay Pla Kang is an active buddhist temple that draws large weekend crowds of locals and visitors who come to worship and marvel at the beauty of the temple.
Temples are not exactly my favorite thing to photograph, but I found my camera getting plenty of use as we watched the sun rise with our new friends, Giant Buddha and White Dragon.