In the afternoons, the park is given over to joggers and bicyclers. An occasional couple will rent a swan-neck paddle boat for an hour.
Later on in the day, I fly to Ubon Ratchathani, in the southern portion of NE Thailand. The full moon in July marks the start of Buddhist Lent. The central park in Ubon and the areas around the government buildings were crowded with people enjoying the evening - and a loud fair. Earlier in the week, there was a parade of elaborately carved votive candles, representing the candles that people give to the temples to light the temples during the rainy season retreat.
This is a monument to votive candles in the center of the city park.
The above picture is the temple housing the city pillar.
The following morning, I walked down by the Mun River.
And saw this spirit house. I imagine that people make offerings here for the spirits of the river.
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