Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wat Lahanrai ~ The Great LP Tim Isariko In Rayong - Thailand.

One afternoon, my driver, guide and i were welcomed at Wat Lahanrai on the eastern gulf coast of Thailand, 179 km from Bangkok. The temple was famous for the sacred Phra Khun Paen amulets and well respected monk of all time, the Great LP Tim Isariko. LP Tim of Wat Lahanrai was born in BE2422 at Rayong Province and was a nephew of LP Sang, the past abbot of Wat KongChin, who was very clever in magic power. At the age of 17, LP Tim to learning with LP Singh and then he also studied knowledge of LP Sang from textbook and went to Tudong for gain knowledge, Wisha, Arkom and became a famous Top Monk in Rayong province. He created many famous of amulets such as Phra Kring ChinaBunchorn, Phra Khun Paen Guman Plaai, Phra Pidta and a lot more. LP Tim passed away in BE2518 at the age of 72 years old.
 The temple gate of Wat Lahanrai.
 The Shrine of LP Tim Isariko.
 The Sala Building.
 The statues of standing LP Tim and LP Tim sitting on Lotus base.
 The Golden Phra Kring statue was venerated at front side of the Ubosot, this Phra Kring ChinaBuchorn statue is added valuable LP Tim's Phra Kring Chinabunchorn at middle, but this Phra Kring was went missing during my visited.
 Photo taken inside the Ubosot, the main Phra Buddha statues and LP Tim's statues with his portrait.
 Another Vihara building and sacred Chedi stupa.
 Currently, Wat Lahanrai was celebrated anniversary 200years and issued new amulets for raising fund to build the biggest LP Tim's statue at Wat Lahanrai. Now the biggest LP Tim's statue in under construction during my visited.
 The new batch of amulets banner was hang beside the Gate with Huge Phra Pidta Yant Yung at top.
 Inside view of Sala building.
 Photo taken at the amulet counter of Wat Lahanrai.
The new batch of LP Tim's statue sitting on Lotus and photos of past amulets from Wat Laharai, blessed by LP Sackorn and other Top Monks.
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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sanctuary Of Truth ~ The Gigantic Carved Wooden Temple - The Magnificence Of Heaven Recreated On Earth.

I was in Pattaya at late evening and the Sanctuary Of Truth was closed for visiting. I only able took several shoot and took dinner at fine dining restaurant inside compound the Sanctuary Of Truth.
The photo taken with Sanctuary Of Truth, while waiting inside the restaurant for my dish.
The Sanctuary Of Truth is an all carved Wooden with sculptures based on traditional Buddhist and Hindu statues and images. The building is close to 105 meters high and covers an area of more than 2rai. It features contemporary Visionary art based on traditional religious themes. The project was initiated as an idea of Thai businessman Lek Viriyaphant in 1981, and is scheduled to be complete in 2025.
The banner for activities inside Sanctuary Of Truth and price lists for Touring Sanctuary Of Truth, Speed Boat Scenery, Riding Horse, Horse Carriage Scenery, ATV, Trekking With Elephant, Shooting and Jumping activities.
The main entrance for Sanctuary Of Truth, but is closed during my visited of late evening. I will revisit again next time when have opportunity.
The spectacular night view for Sanctuary Of Truth.
According to the official website, its purpose is to use art and culture as "a reflection of the Ancient Vision of Earth, Ancient Knowledge, and Eastern Philosophy. Within this complex, visitors will understand Ancient Life, Human Responsibility, Basic Thought, Cycle of living, Life Relationship with Universe and Common Goal of Life toward Utopia".

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Phra Buddha Maha Wachira Uttamopas Sasada ~ Carved Buddha Image Of Khao Chee Jan - Pattaya, Thailand.

The Phra Buddha Image of Khao Chee Jan was carved out of the cliff using laser technology. After that, it was inlaid with gold leaf, a process that took months to complete. Officially named 'Phra Buddha Maha Wachira Uttamopas Sasada, the Sukhothai style Buddha of meditation posture measures 130 metres high and 70 metres wide across at the laps. It was built in year 1996 (BE2539) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's accession the the throne. Now is under care of the Royal Navy and cost of construction totalled 161.7 million baht.
 The photos taken with the carved Phra Buddha Maha Wachira Uttamopas Sasada.
 The closer view.
 The biggest Buddha images in the world, Phra Buddha Maha Wichira Uttamopas Sasada which is also called Khao Chee Jan, is set in beautifully landscaped gardens. There is a number of salas (open pavilions) and pools filled with lotus flowers giving the place a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere.
The main entrance of open Pavilions.
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Friday, March 1, 2013

Golden Triangle ~ Phra Buddha Chiang Saen & Downtown Of Chiang Saen District.

Known as 'Land Of Golden Triangle', once called Wiang Hiran Nakhon NgoenYang and served as the capital before King Mengrai established Chiang Rai in 1262. The town was captured by the Burmese in the 16th century and sacked by King Rama I in 1803. Left a ghost town for a hundred years, it was repopulated around 1900, but still hasn't really staggered to its feet. Traces of old double city walls and many other antiquities still remain in and outside the district town. Several temples are within easy reach from the path.
 The Stone Pillar with Guardians at nearby Golden Triangle, the town hasn’t changed too much over the last decade.
 The Vihara of sacred Phra Buddha Chiang Saen at downtown the city of Chiang Saen district. This Phra Buddha Chiang Saen was venerated and is facing Laos country by enhancement as Feng Shui for block and help to ward off the Killing Chi from Laos country. According by local villagers, the face of the Phra Buddha Chiang Saen had crack line in the past because of effect from strong the killing chi from Laos. The villagers sought help from Kruba BoonChum to enhance the Holiness Phra Buddha Chiang Saen. The ceremony took place by Kruba BooChum by recite the Mantra and attended 300 virgin boys and girls to pay respect for Phra Buddha Chiang Saen. Since then, the face of Phra Buddha Chiang Saen never seen crack line till now. 
 Here is the Vihara of Phra Buddha Chiang Saen facing, the Mekong River and opposite side is Laos country.
The Quadrangle map of China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand with the boat services. The photo taken with huge river barges from China.
 The downtown of Chiang Saen, side of the Mekong River. A sleepy crossroads downtown on the banks of Mekong River, Chiang Saen Police Station and shoplots.
A popular photograph of thousand debates on display in Chiang Saen downtown, market guesthouses, restaurants, bars around Thailand by written: "Queen of Nagas seized by American Army at Mekhong River, Laos Military Base on June, 1973 with the length of 7.80 meters" is a hoax. This photo is actually taken by USN LT DeeDee Van Wormer, of an oarfish found in late 1996 by US Navy Seal trainess on the coast of Coronado, California.
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