The book tells two stories. The first explores, with images and extended captions, the daily life of people in four countries of Indochina. The second story is an exploration of the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths and The Noble Eightfold Path.
The intent is for the reader to explore Buddhist philosophy in the context of daily existence of people in the most densely populated part of the world that still practices Buddhism. In order to explore how Buddhist daily life works in four countries of Indochina, the author visited a single city in Thailand, Laos,
and Cambodia. Then, exploring in more depth, he uncovered a well-hidden gem filled with mystical people and magical places in a country called Burma (Myanmar).