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200 Buddhas Temple - Bangkok, Thailand

i didn't count them all

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The 200 Buddhas Temple was a complex of a few halls and a large courtyard surrounded by galleries full of Buddhas. I didn't have time to look at, or count, all of the Buddhas, but was able to see some monks.
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The largest Buddha was a standing Buddha and a monk was in the hall for what appeared to be spiritual consultations. It was nice to see some people there talking with him. There were other monks eating lunch out in the galleries.
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A sitting Buddha was in a beautifully painted red hall. It was interesting to see smaller Buddhas in front of the larger sitting Buddha, as if the smaller ones were worshiping the larger Buddha. I don't understand a lot about Buddhism, but the circular worship between Buddhas was interesting.
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There was a smaller Buddha that wasn't behind glass. Like many Buddhas throughout Thailand, visitors could place small squares of gold leaf on this Buddha as a form of worship or honor. This Buddha seemed more human, not less divine, but a more accessible understanding Buddha, because there was no physical barrier between it and the visitors. It was also closer to human scale and not so perfect. It seemed as though it was a Buddha that people would relate to more closely.
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Posted by grmoski 22:45 Archived in Thailand Tagged photography

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