STREET WISE: Will new look dent respect? - The Nation, August 11, 2005
...Thai visitors often resent the changes that have
been made. A visit to Muang Sing Historical Park, for
example, reveals patched-up grey cement blotches on the
red bricks of an ancient castle. On the ground was also
a tiny L-shaped piece of steel, leaving visitors to wonder
whether it was a part of the ancient structure, or just
something left behind by the workers...
Why should we Buddhists have any complaints? After all,
the glossy gold will grow dull as time passes. And that
is perfectly in accordance with the Buddhas teaching
that nothing is everlasting.