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‘Wat Tham Sua - Statues in the temple’


The Wat Tham Sua is a very interesting temple for its architecture and for the atmosphere (There are mainly Thai visitors).
Some of the statues can however be reasonable kitschy regarded by Western visitors.
I’m thinking of the statues of the tigers, the toucan and other animals.
I certainly do not wish to hurt Buddhists with this idea. Perhaps they have a similar view of the old statues you find in churches in Europe …

The dragon with the (in this case) six heads in the WS is very often seen in temples in Thailand and Laos.
Often with a very long tail as a closure on both sides of a staircase.

PS: Thanks to Miguel en Kari I know now that the bird is a calao (a hornbill). Not a toucan.
The calao lives in Southeast Asia and in India.
Great to still learn something more of the places I've visited while I'm back at home.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5537 W: 17 N: 13413] (53686)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2019-12-04
  • Exposição: f/0.1, 30 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-09-10 10:27
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