Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat Bobcock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    15,842

    Bobcock at Wat Yai Chaimongkon, Ayutthaya

    This was a trip I took just before the floods. I realised I hadn't ever been up this way witth my decent camera, so we took a day trip to visit several temples there and of course to have lunch on the river.

    This temple was constructed during the reign of King U-Thong, the temple features a large reclining Buddha in saffron robes in its own ruined wiharn, and, most spectacularly, a huge chedi swathed in golden cloth set in a courtyard which is lined by Buddha images all wearing saffron robes.



    The Reclining Buddah






  2. #2
    Thailand Expat Bobcock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    15,842
    The temple is located off the main island of Ayutthaya on the Bang Pa-In Road.



    People pay to have an ornage robe draped over the buddah. I guess at night, they take them off, wash them and leave the poor bugger to freeze so that he needs people to buy them again tomorrow.






  3. #3
    Thailand Expat Bobcock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    15,842
    Jeez, this one was well received.... shame I like these pics, I guess temples just ain't exciting when there are floods abound.....








  4. #4
    Thailand Expat Bobcock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    15,842
    I love the long rows of Buddah's, I'd love to be able to climb up onto them and get the shot I really want....one day....






  5. #5
    Thailand Expat
    SEA Traveler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    01-11-2014 @ 09:25 AM
    Location
    Villa Sariano, Phala Beach, Ban Chang, Rayong, Thailand
    Posts
    3,790
    good job on the photos BC. I have many photos of this temple grounds taken from similar vantage points.

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat Bobcock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    15,842
    Behind the temple is there an additional shrine to King Naresuan. It seems he had a love of cock fighting so as usual in their over obsequious way they put cocks everywhere. Some as big as 7 foot high. I remember something similar outside a Sex Shop in Amsterdam many years ago............






  7. #7
    Thailand Expat
    khmen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Last Online
    08-04-2019 @ 11:46 PM
    Location
    Discombobulated
    Posts
    2,455
    ^Haha, are you talking about the cock'n balls fountainy thingy?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •