Monday, February 16, 2009

Wat Cheitawan

Wat Cheitawan, originally uploaded by Robbi Baba.

I suppose not everyone is captivated by Thai Buddhist temples. I find them fascinating, beautiful, inspiring and made a special point of seeing as many as I could.
I suppose if I had taken the time to read about the symbolism and architecture and history, I'd have enjoyed the experience even more. For instance, there seems to be some sort of Green Man with a staff either supporting or being pinned by this fierce creature--is it a lion?
I did have the Lonely Planet's info on a few of the more significant of Chiang Mai's 300 plus temples, and made a point of seeking them out.
Just wait til next time!

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