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Sun Wukong, the 'Monkey King', fictional character of a Chinese novel at a parade; The Monkey King accompanies the Tang monk Xuanzang on his journey to retrieve Buddhist sutras from India. Xuanzang's safety is constantly threatened by supernatural beings, and Sun Wukong often acts as a bodyguard. Sun Wukong was known to have incredible strength, to be able to travel high speed, to know 72 transformations, which allowed him to transform into various animals and objects. He also knew various spells such as commanding the wind, conjuring protective circles against demons, or freezing humans, demons, and gods alike with one word. Street scene, China Town, Bangkok

Photographer:Valeska Gehrmann
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