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Khao Yai #4

Ok...accomodation sorted [see yesterday].

 

We have a bit of time this afternoon, but not enough to go into the National Park...let's save that for tomorrow...so we'll drive about the country near the Park and see what we can find.

 

Well...here is something interesting...a huge statue of one of Thailand's most famous Monks is being constructed in a large paddock that is in the process of being turned into a garden.

 

Here it is closer up, and there are some artists on the scaffolding [near his right knee] to give you some sense of scale...

 

Khao Yai

Khao Yai #4

Ok...accomodation sorted [see yesterday].

 

We have a bit of time this afternoon, but not enough to go into the National Park...let's save that for tomorrow...so we'll drive about the country near the Park and see what we can find.

 

Well...here is something interesting...a huge statue of one of Thailand's most famous Monks is being constructed in a large paddock that is in the process of being turned into a garden.

 

Here it is closer up, and there are some artists on the scaffolding [near his right knee] to give you some sense of scale...

 

Khao Yai

comments (12)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 11 Jan 2018, 00:36
Quelle énorme statue. A côté, l'éléphant est tout petit.
Ray: Ha ha. La statue d'éléphant est beaucoup plus grande que la taille réelle, Martine.
Wowee! That's amazing!
Ray: One of those [frequent] unexpected finds in Thailand that cause one's jaw to droop, Elizabeth.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Jan 2018, 06:23
That is ginomrous, Ray. Presumably the elephant is lifesize?
Ray: The elephant is significantly bigger than life-size, Lisl, and is standing quite a bit closer to me than the monk is sitting.

I think this might be the biggest monk statue I have seen.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 11 Jan 2018, 06:35
Ray: There is rumour that collections of monies has commenced in a secretive sort of a way...




smile
Wouah..quel chantier ...Impressionnant de voir l'homme minuscule sur les genoux de ce moine .
Magnififique !!
Bonne journée Ray
Ray: Ce sera une belle statue une fois terminée, Claudine ... pour l'instant c'est la taille qui impressionne.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jan 2018, 07:21
You really can't miss this, can you? It would make a terrific block of apartments if the inside was hollow.
Ray: It is hollow, Alan, and could comfortably house an entire temple complex, and possibly a village as well.
They don't do things by halves!
Ray: Thai folks do BIG quite well, Bill.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Jan 2018, 08:31
He looks larger than life Ray, clearly well regarded in Siam.
Ray: Like Blimp : Party Balloon, Chad...
I have said many times I would like an opportunity to work on one of the decoratively painted pieces over there. After seeing the scaffolding I have changed my mind.
Ray: Chicken! smile
It's absolutely enormous.
Ray: I think it is the biggest monk statue I ever saw, Brian.
I thought monks were humble and unassuming,this seems to give the opposite message.
Ray: As I understand it, Martin, this particular monk was certainly humble and non-materialistic. However, after his death, admirers have built his character into near-God status.

Buddhism is more a philosophy than a religion, but in Thailand it is practiced by many people more like a religion than a philosophy.
two wonderful shots of this huge sculpture Ray... i am sure that it will a beautiful garden when completed....petersmile
Ray: Perhaps I will return in a couple of years, Peter, and see what it is like.

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