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Chinese Shrines Phuket Thailand

Chinese Folk Religion

Book will document the shrines with emphasis on beauty .

I started visiting the shrines out of curiosity and photographing them several years ago. Certainly nothing like them in the USA. Coming from the Phuket International Airport on the main highway is Tha Rue. Most of the shrines are off the tourist path. Side streets and allies.

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Book will be available as PDF, eBook and a hard copy. Approximately 80 to 120 pages. 8×10 image wrap cover printed by Blurb.

Mostly full page spread and some across double page. Printed on quality paper. Will add description each shrine and location.

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Visited a Thai family in a small village near Phimai and they took me there. What a great day. Most of my photos that day was focused on the family. I plan on making another trip here in October.  

Text from Wikipedia 

The Phimai historical park(Thai: ปราสาทหินพิมาย) protects one of the most importantKhmer temples of Thailand. It is located in the town of PhimaiNakhon Ratchasima province.

The temple marks one end of the Ancient Khmer Highwayfrom Angkor. As the enclosed area of 1020x580m is comparable with that of Angkor Wat, Phimai must have been an important city in the Khmer empire. Most buildings are from the late 11th to the late 12th century, built in the Baphuon, Bayon and Angkor Wat style. However, even though the Khmer at that time were Hindu, the temple was built as a Buddhist temple, as Buddhism in the Khorat area dated back to the 7th century. 

Want to thank Jaeb Na Ka and her family 

Chomyang Puttaburee 

Map of Phimai Historical Park Thailand 

There are several hotels in Phimai. 

We recommend Phimai Inn Hotel as that is the only one familiar with. Good food and nice pool. 

Phimai Inn Hotel

Nai Mueang, Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30110

044 481 196

Can reach Phimai by bus from Korat or Nakhon Ratchasima 

Wat Khao Rang Samakkhitham at one time had the largest Buddhist statue on Phuket Thailand.  The Big Buddha at Chalong now is larger.  But this temple is worth the visit.

Go with Jaeb Na Ka and I on our trip there.  

Located on Rang Hill in Phuket town.   Kinda hard to find but we will give you a Google map at the bottom.  

There are two areas of the Wat . The older building where the big Buddha is located on top.  If you park in the parking lot across the street.  

There is the newer area where the new temple is.  There is a large statue of Yammaraj or the Lord of darkness. 

Many carving and statues to see. Take the steps with the green NAGA  SNAKES. 



Open around 8 and closed late afternoon 

Map click here for larger map

I went with Jaeb to Wat Chalong Phuket Thailand for her to receive blessing . Asanha Bucha is one of the most important Buddhist days.  

 text from wikipedia

Asanha Bucha in ThailandThai:อาสาฬหบูชา) is a TheravadaBuddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the full moon of the eighth lunar month. It is celebrated in CambodiaThailandSri LankaLaosMyanmar and in countries with Theravada Buddhist populations. Asalha Puja, also known as Dhamma Day, is one of Theravada Buddhism’s most important festivals, celebrating as it does the Buddha’s first sermon in which he set out to his five former associates the doctrine that had come to him following his enlightenment. This first pivotal sermon, often referred to as “setting into motion the wheel of dhamma,” is the teaching which is encapsulated for Buddhists in the four noble truths: there is suffering (dukkha); suffering is caused by craving (tanha); there is a state (nibbana) beyond suffering and craving; and finally, the way to nirvana is via the eightfold path. All the various schools and traditions of Buddhism revolve around the central doctrine of the four noble truths

The day is observed by donating offerings to temples and listening to sermons

Wat Chalong Phuket Thailand 

Wat Muang is located at Moo 6 Tambon Hua Taphan, Wiset Chai Chan, Angthong in Thailand. Take the way by Ang Thong – Suphan Buri About 8 km from the city, the  temple will be on your left. you can to see the towering Big Buddha. We went on April 13, 2558 is Songkran’s day, so a lot people came for pouring water to Luang Phor Yai for to the prosperity in the new year of Thailand.

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“Phr Puttha Maha Nawamin Tora-sakaya-muni Sri wiset Chai-chan” or “Luang Phor Yai” is a large statue of Buddha. The height from the base to the top of hair Buddha 95 meters, equivalent to a 40 storey building and a width of lap 63.05 meters. Which walk circled the Buddha Statue is take more than three minutes. Construction began on March 9, 1991 was completed on 27 July 2007. All funds used in building 104,261,089.65 THB (Thai Baht). From donations of the faithful. The total period of 16 years, for to honor to King Bhumibol on the occasion of the 85th Birthday Anniversary and The Queen Sirikit 80th Birthday Anniversary. “Phr Puttha Maha Nawamin Tora-sakaya-muni Sri viset Chai-chan” or “Luang Phor Yai” Buddha Statue is visible from a distance. This is the important Buddha of Wat Muang  and Ang Thong Province.

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The chapel in lotus, the pink walls, inside is the Buddha statues and a statue of the famous maestro monks. Phra Viharn Keaw Rattana Phram- Suwannapal The Glass Chapel, The ground floor is a museum of sacred objects and antiques. Open Saturday – Sunday 09:00 to 17:00 hrs. and the monk statues around the country.  Upstairs sacred is Buddha Silver Statue “Luang Phor Ngern” genuine silver livery as the biggest in Thailand. Built to commemorate the occasion of the Throne 50 years. And a glass casket that preserves the fairest of Luang Phor Kasem Archan-sako former abbot of Wat Muang who the pioneering this temple. This temple have a lot puppet and sculpture, near is shops, restaurants, fish ponds restroom. The Model of the hell, for teach anyone to be afraid committing a sin.

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The model the Iuthheete of King Naresuan and The Viceroy Myanmar in the war period of Thailand – Burma.


Map Wat Muang click here for larger map

Wat Muang Thailand map

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