Terracotta Buddha ~ Thailand

A Terracotta Buddha statue in a secret garden in the old city of Chiang Mai, Thailand.

In the southern area of the ‘Old City’ in Chiang Mai, near the South Gate, lies a little secret terracotta garden, hidden behind walls in a small noisy and dirty soi (alley).

This garden called Ban Phor Liang Meun’s Terracotta Garden is a  peculiar place, where you can roam around completely cut off from the outside world, surrounded by broken terracotta statues covered in green moss. It really feels like you are somewhere in an old temple far from civilization. Just don’t forget the mosquito repellent.

I’ll post more photos from this place soon but in the meantime, here’s a beautiful terracotta statue that seems to be intact, unlike most other statues around. I loved the sense of peace and zen on the face.

On a different note, I decided to share more photography related materials I stumble upon on the web. If it’s interesting or inspiring, it’s definitely worth sharing with my readers.

Here’s an short video from Tamara Lackey, interviewing the successful photographer Chase Jarvis. He gives some great advice to aspiring photographers based on his successes and failures. Worth checking out!

Chase Jarvis: reDefine 106 from AdoramaTV on Vimeo.

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Cool photo! Look forwarding to more.. :)


Beautiful picture, Thailand must be so inspiring!

Dan Blystone

Inspiring interview, look forward to seeing the second part!


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