In a Buddhist temple I have been impressed by this lady who prayed with special intensity. Buddhist practice in the incense sticks are used to ward off evil spirits.
In Shinto religion before praying you need to purify yourself. The first step is buying incense to burn in a big pot in front of the temple. Then purify yourself with the smoke produced by that.. almost like taking a shower of smoke.
A group of believers around the ruins of a Buddha statue. There was a kind of procession ongoing directed by a monk praying in front of the statue.
A load of faith... for who is looking for that. A group of young monks playing around a temple in Chiang Mai.
A buddhist monk who studies alone inside a small temple near Can Tho. Monks must always broaden their knowledge and wisdom.. therefore study is a really important part of their life and they spend lot of hours reading books.
This woman works in the fields of tea eight hours every day of the week for only 220rupees daily (3euro).
Does not have enough money to buy shoes for work (and works in bare feet) but she has enough to keep smiling and to show us her beautiful hospitality..