Buddha and The Sala

I have no idea what the name of this temple complex is called. Most of us just call it Big Buddha which is located in Pratumnak Hill. This day I took my friend up there as he had never seen it even though he lives in Thailand. It’s just in his normal area and we were but a short bike ride away so it seemed like a pleasant way to pass the time before we parted ways for the day.

The Buddha is evident but the sala isn’t something you would know normally but its the building. I have shown a few in various shots but never really explained them. They are areas of worship where you can walk in and make offerings to a Buddha or hear a monk recite the Dharma and make an offering to the monk and receive a blessing. Depends on if a monk is present or not.

Thailand being well; Thailand you will notice the the right the small stand with lettering in Chinese, Korean, Russian, Thai and likely some English is the amulet vendor. You can buy some blessed amulets. I will tell you from personal experience from said vendor, that gold isn’t what you call the highest quality Thai gold. It has a tendency to turn green. You have been warned.

Editing was done while listening to Motorhead and the gravel voiced Lemmy who died on 12/26. He was Lemmy and he played rock n’ roll. Go listen to him.

Enjoy.

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  1. I enjoy seeing all of the different temples or Salas. The artwork in each of these are so elaborate and they use no nails. They are truly works of art created for the people to honor Buddha.