Wednesday, December 17, 2008

More Photos (II) of Chiang Mai, Thailand (November 14-15, 2008)

A group of young monks gathers for a service at Wat Phra Singh
The ancient chedi at Wat Chedi Luang was built during the late 14th and early 15th centuries but was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545
Monks discuss Buddhist philosophy and lifestyle with visitors during Wat Chedi Luang's daily "Monk Chat"
This ornate wiharn at Wat Chiang Man houses two famous Buddha images; Wat Chiang Man is believed to be Chiang Mai's oldest wat, built in the late 13th or early 14th century
A colorful mural inside the wiharn at Wat Chiang Man
The chedis at Wat Phra Singh were built in the 14th century by King Phayu to hold the cremated remains of his father

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