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  Wat Mahathat Wachiramongkon

 

Thailand

The Mahanikaai temple Wat Mahathat Wachiramongkon in Krabi (fig.), located amidst the rubber (fig.) and oil palm (fig.) plantations in the amphur Ao Leuk, has several features related to Hinduism.

 

The central feature is a 95 meter high pagoda built in the style of the Maha Bodhi Pagoda at in Bodh Gaya in India, the place where the Buddha attained bodh, i.e. Enlightenment. The complex also features several large statues of Hindu deities and mythological creatures.

 

  Wat Mahathat Wachiramongkon

 

  Wat Mahathat Wachiramongkon

 

Seen here is Vishnu seated on the snake Ananta (fig.) resting on a pedestal encircled by images of the demon Rahu (fig.).

See also TRAVEL PHOTOS (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8) and (9), as well as PANORAMA PICTURE.

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