Thailand Travels: Crematorium in the Community

Thailand Travels: Crematorium in the Community

Life & Death Matters Post

This is the first of perhaps a few blogs from Thailand…

This morning my brother in law (Art) and his wife (Aree) toured us around their community. A small community five hours north of Bangkok. It was a tour of farming and the production of food and forestry resources. But, as we toured, I saw this incredible beautiful little “crematorium”.

Crematorium in the Community, bangkok thailand

As most of you know… in the Buddhist religion, the body is cremated after death. However, in Thailand, as perhaps in other parts of the world, when people lack money it is difficult to afford a cremation. To address this need, Aree’s sister, with help of Aree and others in the community, built this crematoria in a field donated by their father.

This lovely building is sitting in the middle of a small field surrounded by many other small fields, looking over a valley.

Crematorium in the Community, Bangkok Thailand

What a beautiful spot for this ritual.

Community Crematorium, Bangkok Thailand Community Crematorium, Bangkok Thailand

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