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  Wihaan Sadet Pho Phra Siwa

 

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Though Wihaan Sadet Pho Phra Siwa (fig.) in Bangkok is a primarily Hindu temple (fig.), it has expanded its collection of religious effigies with large carved marble statues of characters from Chinese-Taoism.

 

  Wihaan Sadet Pho Phra Siwa

 

The main section, shown in the top picture, consists of the Four Heavenly Kings (fig.), that guard the entrance; Mi Le Fo (fig.), who is typically seated at the centre of the entrance and placed back to back with a standing image of Wei Tuo (fig.); and a giant image of Kuan Yin, seated on a lotus throne that tops a building which is also shaped as a lotus flower, and flanked by her two loyal acolytes Golden Boy and Jade Girl, who are known in Chinese as Jin Tong and Yu Nu (fig.).

See also QUADCOPTER PICTURES, PANORAMA PICTURES (1) and (2), and TRAVEL PICTURES (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7).

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