Still within the Masjid Negara.
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One of the coolest things at the Masjid Negara is that to enter, you must be fully dressed (no short sleeve shirts), and if you don't they provide you with a purple traditional-futuristic chador, which actually greatly resembles a Jedi outfit.
A few words about Chiang Mai. Thailand's 2nd largest city, capital of the northern part of the country, it is a very pleasant city to spend a few days. The old city is surrounded by ancient walls, and in those 2 square kilometers (more or less) you have tens of temples to visit. To be completely honest after half a dozen I started to get a bit bored, and to entertain myself I started to take close up pictures of small statues and other artifacts, finding it easier than to photograph real moving people =). Results varied, but I could sometimes get interesting, slightly surreal effects.
I love how they put real glasses on the statue... Maybe they were actually even the real dude ones...
The fights were actually a bit disapointing since they mainly featured 12 years old, but the impressive part really was outside the ring, on the arena seats. There hundreds of furious locals were betting money on every fight, screaming, waving money in the air and running around
Puppets photographed outside a temple in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand.