Chinese graves Chonburi

Traveling in Thailand

I am always interested in history and graves & cemeteries make part of that history. Even in my home country I find it interesting to walk over old or abandoned cemeteries. When I was in Indonesia I did visit the cemeteries from the old Dutch people. In Thailand there not so much cemeteries because most Thai will be cremated at the temple and their ashes will be put in a small urn. But the Thai-Chinese like to make a place of remembrance and honor for their deceased family. On many places you see the huge Chinese cemeteries, which prove that there must be huge Chinese community in Thailand and already for a long time. But not only like a big cemetery, also private graves just for one family or even 1 person. There are a few things that they have in common, they are all build in a kind of small hill and even on a real hill facing the sea. And if no sea you can always make a pound in front of the grave.

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