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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

September 27, 2012

This week’s theme is Solitary so I’ve decided to share some photos of the Buddha statues at Wat Nakhon Kosa in my home town of Lop Buri, Thailand. Lop Buri is not a touristy place and most of the people that come here visit Prang Sam Yot, also known as the monkey temple. If they explore further afield they might get to King Narai’s Palace (well worth a visit) but very few people get to Wat Nakhon Kosa even though it’s right next to the train station.

Hidden in the back of this beautiful ruined temple and monastery are a number of headless statues of the Buddha, some of which may be as many as 800 years old. The best ones were removed and stored in the museum and these are the ones which were left behind to spend eternity in quiet solitude with barely a visitor beyond occasional celebrations and a monk who brings flowers and prayer. It’s a lovely place to wander about and take some pictures away from the bustle of the town.

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 27, 2012 8:48 am

    wow awesome 🙂

  2. September 28, 2012 8:56 am

    We walked around this temple and were sorry to see the mess that it was left in. The offerings that were there clearly showed that it is still in use. It is good to think that some of the Buddhas that were there have been rescued, but wouldn’t it be great if someone could do something to tidy up what is left.

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