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Doi Suthep Buddha (Wednesday Photo)

Michael Babcock, July 8th, 2009

Buddha Statue at Doi Suthep

Doi Suthep Budda

Doi Suthep Budda

Kasma says that there’s a Thai saying to the effect that anyone who goes to Chiang Mai and does not visit the temple Doi Suthep has not visited Chiang Mai. Situated on a hill, you must climb numerous steps to reach the temple grounds, though there’s a skytrain if you don’t want to walk up.

This is a Buddha statue found in the main temple area at Doi Suthep – you can see the tall Chedi (the Thai word for stupa) in the background to the left.

I enjoy going to temples and enjoy the numerous representations of the Buddha. Many of them give you a glimpse of the peacefulness allegedly available to one who understands the nature of reality.

See also: Buddhism, Thailand, Aachan Chah.

The Wednesday Photo is a new picture  each week highlighting something of interest in Thailand. Click on the picture to see a larger version.

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