Chris Clemens

Creator + Owner + Author = Chief Exploring Officer. Chris has been traveling back and forth across New York for years studying and discovering the tucked away gems of the state and chronicling the journey

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  1. Andy Graupman
    August 5, 2018 @ 10:34 am

    I was fortunate enough several years back to do the archaeology for their soccer fields fronting Martin Rd. The first time I drove up on it I thought to myself, “either I’ve just dropped into SE Asia or a Buddhist temple from there got plucked up and dropped right in Upstate NY.” You’re right, it’s a gorgeous, sacred space and the detail on the temple is outstanding. I haven’t been back since but your post makes me want to return.

    Also, I totally agree; the only way we’ll get along as a society is through tolerance & understanding and that can only be achieved through engagement, communication, compassion, and empathy.

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  2. Patricia Batz
    August 7, 2018 @ 9:48 am

    Thanks for sharing. I would like to go to the festival next year. Is that the only time a person can visit the ground& temple.? Do you know the date of next years festival?

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    • Chris Clemens
      August 7, 2018 @ 7:41 pm

      Hi Patricia,
      You’ll want to stay tuned to their website for upcoming festival dates. You can find that here: https://www.watpalaorochester.com/

      You could also try contacting them via their website if you’re interested in a tour. Depending on availability, they might be able to accommodate a tour during a non-festival day!

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  3. Cathy
    August 8, 2018 @ 7:12 pm

    Thanks, Chris. How interesting and how beautiful! Your pictures are amazing, and I wish you could have been in the same room with me, so I could ask you questions about all the things in them. Your descriptions of the food made me hungry! Thanks, also, for the link to their Web site. I look forward to learning more about them.

    I wish I lived closer and could visit all the places you write about!

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  4. Whitney Hill
    August 22, 2018 @ 3:39 pm

    They are having a community picnic this sunday aug 26. I am looking forward to seeing this beautiful place.

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