Thursday, July 14, 2011

Reclining Buddha at Wat Lokayasutharam, Ayutthaya

These are photos of the reclining Buddha at Wat Lokayasutharam in Ayutthaya Thailand. This is one of the must see sites of the city. This Buddha image is 37 meters long and 8 meters high, and one of the largest in Thailand. This reclining position portrays the Buddha as he passed away peacefully.

On the day that I visited this temple, the Buddha image was being cleaned.

Thai people still come to Wat Lokayasutharam to pay their respects to the Buddha by offering lotus flowers and incense.

This Buddha image is constructed of brick which is covered by cement. This is the classic construction style that is seen in the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya.

Reclining Buddha image at Ayutthaya.


O b d u l i a said...
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O b d u l i a said...

Hi Mira,

My name is Sue, I saw a comment from you on my previous blog "Obdulia's Daughter. Apology as I haven't opened that for over a year. Now, I created a new blog "Obdulia". Thank you so much for the wonderful comment, so nice of you. You have beautiful photos and thank you for sharing your travels. So nice to meet you here. - Sue

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