Saturday, August 04, 2007

BANGKOK WAT(s) REVIVAL

MYSTICAL TOUR 2ND ROUND - FEBRUARY 1997

The first round of the Bangkok temples took place in 1983, and memories from such trip as well as descriptions of the temples may be seen here. So, I'll reduce words. Fourteen years later, when we compare sites and pictures, we may conclude that great improvements were made!

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WAT PO



WAT PO - The oldest and largest temple in Bangkok"



"GOLDEN BUDDHA"




"RECLINING BUDDHA in much better shape. Surely re-gilded..."

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WAT ARUN






"WAT ARUN - «Temple of the Dawn», probably the better known symbol of Bangkok"

11 comments:

Anu said...

These are excellent pics of Bangkok temples, and the Golden Buddha.

Trotter said...

Thanks Anu. Did you venture to compare with the 1983 pictures?

marie6 said...

Amazing pictures!

Trotter said...

Thanks Marie. It's hard to control the different Trotter blogs. From the predigital, the 70's is closed; the 80's is still in 1985; the 90s in February 1997; finally, the digital - Blogtrotter - is now reaching the end of May 2005!

JoAnn-NL said...

WOW! That are great shots...
We have been in Thailand (HatYai and Puhket) but not into Bangkok yet, so thanks for the impression.

We are now in rance/Spain and I publiced some pics also.

Greetings from JoAnn

Trotter said...

Hi JoAnn,
Bangkok is somehow chaotic, but is a must see! I’ll check your pictures of France and Spain.

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

Wonderful collection of photographs of THE GREAT BUDDAH..The same statue is in Varanasi in India also...thanks for visiting

JoAnn's Photography a day/NL said...

Hi GmG,
I added a link on my blog from that (hotel) Castle in France, this way you can see where the Castle was?

Greetings JoAnn

Trotter said...

Raghu,
Thanks. One day I'll travel to India; it's a shame, but I've never been there!

JoAnn,
Thanks. I'm going to check it!

Olivier said...

ces temples sont magnifiques. J'adore les statues du bouddha. Il y en a une superbe dans la grande pagode à Evry.

these temples are splendid. I adore the statues of the Buddha. There is superb in the large pagoda with Evry.

Trotter said...

Olivier,
Il y a une grande pagode à Evry? Il faut que j'y passe un jour...