Wednesday, 13 June 2012

AYUTTHAYA - Wat Phanan Choeng

On my last trip to Thailand, I went to Ayutthaya, the ancient city and old capital of Thailand. The tour guide took us here, Wat Chanan Choeng - the largest Buddha figure in Thailand. This figure is 19 meters in height and 21 meters in width. Here's sharing some photos:


Outside the temple, people praying.


Beautiful lotuses for offering.


Inside the temple:





They were changing the clothes of this Buddha statue, so it was packed and crammed with people inside.



Some of my favourite shots.





How interesting. A donation tree, money on banana trunk.




The entrance..it was really a busy day for all.



Outside a Chinese temple, as usual with their dragon coiling around most pillars.


Happy week ahead :)

10 comments:

  1. Hope to visit Ayutthaya one of these days. Lovely pictures and hope your wishes come true like the worshippers.

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  2. VERY exciting to see! And of course, you know I'm loving those pictures with the big, golden Buddha. :o) Happy Day, M.Kate ((HUGS))

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  3. What an interesting Buddha, loved the photo's with the people next to the Buddha. Are they monks? BTW, I really like your new blog header.

    Darla

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  4. Beautiful pics M Kate. I had to think in terms of swimming pools to get my head around just how immense the statue was. The patterns on the pillars are beautiful. Of course I have a soft spot for the beautiful dragon guardians. :-)

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  5. I thought maybe I had missed a post...and I have! I was trying to see what clothes the Buddha was wearing and then I realized how huge the statute is. That is amazing! Wonderful photos my friend!

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  6. Hi M Kate!
    It is so good to see you are blogging again! I love the golden Buddhasin Thailand!

    I have been very busy the last 6 months--my Mother passed away in January-- very suddenly--and it took my husband and myself three months of daily work to empty her home so it could be sold. Meanwhile, I was planning my daughter's wedding--she lives 2,000 miles away and so most of the details were left up to me. So It was sad times changing to happy times--all busy times :) Now that the wedding has passed and my Mom's house is sold I am slowing getting back to routine, although I still feel exhausted.

    I hope all has been well with you and your lovely famiy!

    Hugs,
    Pat

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  7. Kate,

    You better come early, otherwise, I might not be here to show you around. The weather is so lousy that I am tired of it. Caught a cold/flu more than 4 weeks, still not 100%.

    http://annsnowchin.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/watery-wedsave-world-cold-cold-cold.html

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  8. That is one BIG golden Buddha ! Thank you for sharing your photographs M.Kate! So magical to see your world!
    Hope you will have a great weekend, friend! That all is well for you and yours!
    Love,
    Constance

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  9. What wonderful pictures..I love Buddha..I always think of one of his wonderful sayings.."Hate is like a hot coal, it only burns the one holding it."..I keep that saying close to my heart.
    Hope all is well with everyone there..sending love and blessings from here..Carolyn

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  10. Striking to see such a big Buddha! Thanks for sharing all of this and more!!

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