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    Leng Buai Ia Shrine

    ...the last stop on our visit to Yaowrat Road: possibly the oldest Chinese shrine in Thailand, dedicated to the deity Going Wu:

    ...we wondered if the cone-shaped structure was an old crematorium, but found no one on site who could verify that...
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    we wondered if the cone-shaped structure was an old crematorium,
    .... do you think the chinese cremate their dead vertically?

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    Nice pix, TC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    .... do you think the chinese cremate their dead vertically?
    Look to the right of the oven. Going by the chilly bin and hand cart maybe the Chinese chop 'em up first.


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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    do you think the chinese cremate their dead vertically?
    ...the space at the bottom of the structure looks large enough to accommodate a horizontal body for burning...

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    its the incinerator, used to the burn paper money and paper "cars" etc.

    descendants bear responsibility for supporting their forebears in the afterlife. a means of doing so is the purchase of "ghost money" and grave goods made of paper. these may include clothing, credit cards, and watches, all the way up to full-sized cars--and all made of paper, ready to burn in the incinerator. this is a common sight at most temples.

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    ^...yep, that sounds more likely, if less interesting...

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    Appreciated what you're doing/posting here of late, TC.

    Cheers!


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    ...^*thanks!*...

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    Perhaps an interesting note, perhaps not.

    If you go to the Chinese cemeteries around the Kingdom you will see the headstones marked with both green and red names.

    The red have been interred already, the green names are the family members that come with flowers once in a while still walking the Earth.



    Must be a bit odd going to the cemetery and seeing your name on the headstone, just waiting for you to die and it be painted red.



    Nice pics Tom, cheers.

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    Interesting TC!
    Looks like a Dutch wind mill without the turbines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Looks like a Dutch wind mill without the turbines
    ...and, in a pinch, could probably double as a vertical crematorium...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Interesting TC!
    Looks like a Dutch wind mill without the turbines.
    Where do ya think the Dutch, and others, retrieved their ideas from?

    Like most everything.

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