Friday, May 17, 2013

Buddhist Wat

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On our river ride we passed many Buddhist wats (temples) but this one was one of the more interesting ones. As we approach, the sitting Buddha is facing away from the river. Thai Buddhas are slender in contrast to the chubby Chinese Buddha. This Buddha is sitting on two elephants.

 There is also a reclining Buddha. Notice the lions. Across the river was another wat, a tower in the shape of a bell. These temples are ornate and have much gold leafing.

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