Friday, September 15, 2006

Wat Bebchamabophit, Bangkok, Thailand.

This was the first wat i ever went to visit in Thailand.

the cloisters at the monastery had over 50 bronze buddhas. some were from burma, some reproductions others originals

the starving buddha - a symbol of how it is possible to subdue the mind.
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there are many leity who help out at the temple - this lady was carrying fish to release in the pond there. this is good luck in thai culture.

the roof of the temple with prayer flags in view

one of the temple cats

in temples (as in the streets) there are many stray cats and dogs. the animals the have taken 'refuge' in the temple see the monks as their masters who feed and take care of them.

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