The Taiwanese are a naturally superstitious people, and this is particularly evident during Ghost Month in Taiwan, also know as the Hungry Ghost Festival. Continue Reading →
A three meter long footprint of Buddha on Phu Si Hill in Luang Prabang, Laos. Continue Reading →
Wat Intharawihan, also known as the Temple of the Standing Buddha is on Wisut Kasat Road on the northern edge of Banglamphu in Bangkok, Thailand. This temple is known for a huge standing Buddha image called Luang Pho To. The gold Buddha image towers 100 feet in the air. It’s over 10 meters wide and was constructed in the reign of King Rama IV. I wasn’t overly impressed with the Standing Buddha. There are far more beautiful temples to visit Continue Reading →
The temple of the Golden Buddha, also known as Wat Traimit, shelters the world’s largest gold Buddha image. It is thought to be over 800 years old and weighs over 5,500 kg.
Reclining Buddha in Wat Po Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Po) was founded in the 16th century. It is the oldest and biggest temple in the city. It also has the largest number of pagodas (95) in city. Wat Po was one of the first universities in Thailand. The university is best known for its school of traditional Thai medecine and massage. It also offers courses in astrology, medicine, literature and archaeology. Wat Po, also known as the Temple of Continue Reading →