Visiting a temple should be a part of a trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand. It’s a unique experience where you give a monk an offering then he gives a blessing. I got to go to the oldest temple in the city on my press trip with PANDORA. It’s okay to take photos in the temples, but do not touch anything. So many sacred things are in the temples that have been there for hundreds of years.
The white string on my wrist is from an additional blessing from the monk at the temple we went to. The string is placed on the left side for women, because it’s believed that is where our soul lives. Men get the string on their right wrist. I don’t know exactly what the monk said, but it felt divine. I have to wear the string at least 3 days. When I take off the string, it should not be cut or it cuts off the blessing. Some people keep the string in their wallet to carry for more good luck. I think that I’ll keep the string on as long as I can! I also got an awesome Om ring on the same day. I wanted to find a piece of jewelry in Thailand that spoke to me. As soon as I saw it, I had to have it. I have a thing for the Om. It was very inspiring spiritual adventure. PANDORA’s corporate social responsibility was been woven into every detail of the trip.