Hello everyone, and welcome to the third part of my adventure. I traveled to many Buddhist temples throughout my journey, and this specific site completely blew me away. It is known as Mongkhon, and it was built in 1357 A.D. The temple houses a gigantic reclining Buddha that many people come to see each year. I also traveled to Wat Na Phra Mane temple, which was a bit smaller, but still absolutely incredible. Listed below are the many pictures I took during the trip, and a description of each.
As you can see, this buddha is absolutely massive, and actually very well preserved. It completely amazes me at how intricate and detailed this monument is.
The buddha wasn’t the only gorgeous thing at the temple. The beautiful set of flowers really caught my eyes as well. The strange petals almost make it look it’s from an alien world.
This is a very old stupa that has been extremely well preserved. The serene looking buddha gives off a powerful aura of tranquility and cosmic awareness.
Here we have one of the most impressive buddhas I’ve ever seen. I really enjoy this picture, and I believe that I got the chandelier’s lighting just right. The buddha is covered in gold, and his expression makes you feel honored to be in his presence.
Both of these pictures depict a massive war between two tribes of India. The artwork is absolutely breathtaking, and reminds of something out of Japanese mythology.
This is another depiction of battle, and as always, the work shines in design and emotion.
Now, onto the Wat Na Phra Mane temple.
Now, this is just breathtaking! All of these buddhas are completely encased in gold, and are all in a state of pure nirvana. This place hit me emotionally, and I started to tear up at the absolute beauty of it all.
Another absolutely gorgeous series of buddhas, each with different materials and facial expressions. I also adore the abundance of flowers that surround the giant statue.
This was one of the ceilings of the temples. It has a very unique design that shines in the presence of light.
The remaining pictures are random shots from all over Thailand, I hope you enjoy!
I took this picture because it was very bizarre, and you don’t find movie posters like this in the states.
A delicious candy isle found in a 7 Eleven of all places. Yes, 7 Elevens in Thailand completely beat over the ones in the states.
A traditional river in Sam Phram. While the water is quite dirty, I still think that it’s a beautiful scene.
A tranquil picture of an oyster farm located in Amphoe Mueang.
An extremely detailed and colorful sculpture of Shiva located at the Suvarnabhumi airport in Amphoe Bang Phli, Thailand.
The absolute best Crispy Pork I’ve ever had in my entire life! I even ordered seconds! This place is a little “hole in the wall” eatery near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The savoriness and crunch of the meat enveloped my mouth with a delicate sweetness.
I’ll finish this Thailand adventure with a beautiful picture of the sunset from the beach. At this current moment, it looked as if the sun was sending down beams of light from Heaven.