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    Bobcock at Wat Tha Ton - Chiang Mai

    This temple is on the border of Chiang Mai / Chiang Rai and Myanmar, set on a hill overlooking the Kok River.

    The temple is built on 9 levels up the hill but sadly due to torrential rain I was unable to take pictures at most of them.

    We arrived at level 3 which has some great views over the river and those views are posted in my Chiang Mai thread.

    http://teakdoor.com/northern-thailan...-province.html

    However at that point it started to rain and it was torrential so we drove up to the top of the hill missing out most of the levels and waited for it to clear up.

    This temple came across as a bit 'culty' to me, they have a web site advertising meditation etc in English, but the new chedi just didn't feel like a Thai temple to me, more a space rocket housing an all seeing orb that should be worshipped.

    This is the main chedi.....







    This is the main buddah staute up at level 9....the was a walkway from level 9 that wound it was down towards the river which looked like it would have been fun to explore, but it started to rain again so we turned back after a while.


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    Hardly my most popular thread.....55555

    Anyway, after the excitement of the Thunderbirds thread here's a few more......

    These are up in the main chedi and show what I referred to as the orb.....

    The Orb is guarded by two large dragons, one gold and one silver.








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    Not all of us are here for the temples, mate.

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    I spent three nights in Tha Don a couple of years ago (theres a thread here somewhere). I liked the place- drifting down the Kok river on innertubes was fun. The views from the top level of the Wat are great- but with all the rain around you may not have got the best of that.

    Anyhow, it was still a bit of a work in progress then- the chedi was there alright, but there was no orb guarded by dragons, and I think the building has been fancified too. Not exactly traditional Buddhist, but worth a look- especially on a clear day.
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    To get to the orb you walk up a long sweeping spiral walkway which winds around a central dome. The dome has 6 inch diameter holes in it so I stuck my camera into one....








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    The buddah at Level 4, I think.



    The view of the main chedi which I think was Level 8 from Level 9.


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    Chiang Mai - Thailand Festivals in Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai is also blessed with pristine natural resources of mountains (dois), waterfalls and other nature-based tourist attractions. At the same time, Chiang Mai residents are warm, gracious and congenial providing authentic hospitality
    making visits memorable and meaningful. Moreover, visitors from all walks of life can collect handicrafts of silk, silver and wood produced locally as timeless souvenirs.

    Visit Chiang Mai, a place where both backpackers and luxury tourists can enjoy themselves to the fullest.

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    Chiang Mai - Thailand Festivals in Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai is also blessed with pristine natural resources of mountains (dois), waterfalls and other nature-based tourist attractions. At the same time, Chiang Mai residents are warm, gracious and congenial providing authentic hospitality
    making visits memorable and meaningful. Moreover, visitors from all walks of life can collect handicrafts of silk, silver and wood produced locally as timeless souvenirs.

    Visit Chiang Mai a place where both backpackers and luxury tourists can enjoy themselves to the fullest.

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    Thanks for bumping the thread Amelia. First time I've seen a temple with glass doors. Looks a bit tacky.

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    Beautiful photos, thanks for posting Bobcock, so much detail in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post
    Hardly my most popular thread.....55555

    Anyway, after the excitement of the Thunderbirds thread here's a few more......

    These are up in the main chedi and show what I referred to as the orb.....

    The Orb is guarded by two large dragons, one gold and one silver.
    Popular or not, it's one of the better threads here. Thanks.

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