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With the start of the rainy season, stormy clouds start to gather up during the afternoon, offering great dramatic shots with a wide angle. I pass by this temple every week but I never went in before. This was the first time I got curious enough and checked how it looked like. It doesn’t change [...]
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, [...]
Buddha statuettes are present everywhere in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This one was for sale at the Saturday Walking Street Market with many traditional Thai products and tableware. It was taken during an improvised Photo Walk with some Couchsurfers I met earlier during the day. ~~oOo~~ Quick Tips: Try to pay attention to the different colors [...]
This shot was taken at Wat Pan Tao inside the old city in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The monk was waiting at the door observing a couple of tourists arguing with a tuk tuk driver. I noticed the Buddha statue in the background, shining in the dark so I had to take the photo. ~~oOo~~ Quick [...]
This shot was taken in one of the many temples in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The golden circle behind Buddha‘s statue made it look like it had a halo around his head. PS: Sorry this update is a little short, I’m still in bed recovering from a flu with high fever. Normal posts should be back [...]
~~oOo~~ This is a shot of the Buddha statues from one of the multiple temples found in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Buddha statues are often found in various positions such as sitting in a lotus flower, meditating, reclining… They can be found carved in different materials like stone, gold, metal, wood, silver… I am curious to [...]
~~oOo~~ Tian Tan Buddha, also known as Big Buddha is one of the largest outdoor seated bronze Buddha statues in the world. Completed in the 29th of December 1993, on the day of the enlightenment of Gautama Buddha, the 34-meter tall Tian Tan can be almost seen from Macau on a clear day. The name Tian Tan [...]
On Lantau Island in Hong Kong is one of the 5 biggest Buddha statues in China: The Tian Tan Buddha. The 34 meter high Bronze Buddha statue sits on a lotus throne on a small hill accessed by a long flight of stairs (268 steps). The serene Buddha is also surrounded by six smaller bronze [...]
Thailand is a Buddhist country, but Animism is also omnipresent and interwoven in daily prayers and religious ceremonies, especially in rural parts and the North.
Spirits and ghosts live everywhere in Thailand. Unlike in western culture where they are mostly feared and banished, Thai people pay a particular respect to them.
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