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Bangkok, Thailand- Temples, Temples, and more Temples

There are over 40,000 temples in Thailand, 33,902 of which are currently in use, and more than 400 wats (temples) in the capital city of Bangkok alone. 

So, without further ado, images from four Bangkok temples up close and two from afar...


First, sailing into Bangkok harbor

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First temple sighting in the mid-foreground


On to the temples...

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The solid gold Buddha, weighing over four tons, is a four-story climb to get to.

 

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The aforementioned gold Buddha

 

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Self-portrait (selfie?)


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Close-up of the bottom of the previous image


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Buddhas in a row


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I liked that I could get the small figurine in the background


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Gold represents enlightenment, and black the transcendence of darkness into enlightenment.


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Closeup of a window sill

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Wall Mural


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I was really pleased to be able to capture the window from the other side of the building in the middle window. It makes the image.

 

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Monks at prayer

 

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I couldn't decide if I liked this image in color or black & white, so...

 

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here are both!

 

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According to Buddhist lore, in the sixth week after his enlightenment, the Buddha was deep in meditation when a storm caused floodwaters to rise. A snake king, or nagaraja, protected him from the rain with its cobra hood and from the floodwaters by wrapping his body in its coils.


Leaving Bangkok

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Final temple view behind the ship


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Bangkok, Thailand
04/18-19/24

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