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  Tamnak Phra Mae Kwan Im

 

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An aerial view of the northern section of Tamnak Phra Mae Kwan Im in Bangkok's Laht Phraw district as seen from the pinnacle of its pagoda on the temple's southern section (fig.).

 

This section has a three-tiered square pagoda-like edifice with Chinese dragon pillars, which on one side has a crescent-shaped ridge with life-sized statues of the Eighteen Arahats.

 

  Tamnak Phra Mae Kwan Im

 

  Tamnak Phra Mae Kwan Im

 

Behind this is a hall that contains large statues of various figures from Chinese-Taoist religion and mythology carved from wood, as well as 12 large golden-brown statues of the bodhisattva Kuan Yin, each seated on one of the animals of the Chinese zodiac, here seen while seated on the dragon.

 

And in the northeasternmost corner of the hall is a pool with this deity depicted while standing on a giant golden dragon (fig.).

See QUADCOPTER PICTURE.

 

  Tamnak Phra Mae Kwan Im