Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels.
This week’s photo is of a street shrine in Phuket, Thailand.
One of the first things that many foreigners may notice when in Thailand is the abundant amount of photographs of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, also known as Rama IX. There is a deep-seated admiration and affection for the Royal Family, with giant billboards of the king’s photograph and shrines dedicated in his honor can be found all across Thailand. When in Phuket, we couldn’t walk more than a block without running into a Buddhist shrine or a shrine dedicated to his majesty.
The shrines came in all shapes and sizes, but almost always would have a photo of the king or various offering to Buddha. And the most common offering? Glasses of Red Fanta, a favorite of the king!