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|09-11-2010, 11:57 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Llanddewi Brefi's Finest
Last Online: Today 09:07 AM
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Thong Lor
Bobcock at Wat Bowornniwetviharn Rajaworahihara
Located near Khao san road, it was the first temple I actively visited when i first visited Thailand over 23 years ago.
Built between 1824 and 1832 by Prince Mahasakdipolsep, vice king of the Third Reign.
Originally called wat mai but the name was changed to it's current name when King Rama III invited the future King rama IV who was a monk there to be the abbot.
This temple is the residence of members of the Royal Family who enter the monkhood including the current monarch. It has also been the residence of many of the Supreme Patriarchs
It has quite a Chinese feel to it with many examples of Chinese art. there also is several statues with a positively indian feel to them that I'll post later.
There are two presiding images in the Phra Ubosot namely Phra Suwannakhet and Phra Buddha Chinasi which was brought from Pitsanulok.
Just a couple of pics to start, I'm off to bed in a minute, I'll post more tomorrow.
It was about 8:00am when we got there, early morning worshippers were around and the monks were in the main ubosot chanting.
It was actually quite low light in the ubosot, but with some streams of natural light coming in through the back windows, made it quite a challenge.
Can't win on a compromise, I'd rather lose on my own.
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