National Geographic : 1934 May
PEACE BLESSES EVENING CAMP ON THE ME PING In this river boat the author, accompanied by the photographer, voyaged down the gorges from Chiengmai to Paknampo. Here the boat is anchored beside the red cliffs of Fa Man, near one of the forty-odd rapids. Above the awning fly side by side the Siamese flag and the Stars and Stripes. Photographs byHenry R.O'Brien THE BEGGINGBOWL ISABADGE OFHUMILITY Every morning the Buddhist priests have totake their ricereceptacles and go out to secure theirgifts offood from thepious (seetext, page 543). By the tenets of their religion they cannot eatafter midday, butare limited to chewing betelnut and drinking tea.