Thursday, February 16, 2012

Calator in Thailanda 21. Wat Si Chum / Traveller in Thailand 21. Wat Si Chum


Our next stop was Wat Si Chum, an interesting temple, where the Buddha image looks to us through a fence in the wall. The statue is 15 m tall, and the width – from one knee to the other - is of 11.5 m. The statue has been renovated between 1953-1965. It is known under the name of “Talking Buddha” due to a trick of the King Ramkhamhaeng. He gathered his troops in front of the staue (before a battle), and making use of a hidden stair, he entered into the statue and encouraged the troops.

There are also other nice Buddha’s images in the lovely park. This is encircled by a moat with water, where I couldn’t have enough of the wonderful lotus flowers!

Urmatoarea oprire, in nord-vestul orasului, a fost la Wat Si Chum, unde se afla o interesanta statuie a lui Buddha asezat, care priveste printr-o crapatura de zid. Pe drum, trecem pe langa vecinii nostri, biciclisti.
Templul se afla intr-un parc frumos, bine ingrijit, inconjurat de un sant cu apa.
 lotusi
Aspectul neobisnuit al acestui wat devine evident inca de la intrare.
 Wat Si Chum
Buddha are 15 m inaltime si 11.5 m latime, de la un genunchi la altul si ocupa intreaga cladire in care se afla. Statuia a fost renovata in anii 1953-1956. Este cunoscuta si sub numele de "Budha vorbitor", datorita unei legende. Se spune ca regele Ramkhamhaeng si-a adunat trupele in fata ei, pentru a le incuraja inaintea unei lupte. In acest scop s-a servit de o scara ascunsa, care i-a permis accesul in statuie, de unde a vorbit soldatilor, facand sa para ca vorbeste statuia.
  
Mudra (gestul mainilor) este una de supunere a Marei. Mara, personaj mitologic, vroia sa il ademeneasca pe Buddha prin intermediul diversilor demoni dar Buddha a atins Zeita Pamant si aceasta i-a innecat pe toti.
Alaturi, alte imagini ale lui Buddha, nu mai putin frumoase.
Ne indreptam spre iesirea din parc, vazandu-l, de la distanta, pe omul "nostru" intorcand tuk-tukul, pentru plecare. Florile de lotus ne zambesc din nou, asa ca nu ma pot abtine sa mai fac cateva fotografii.



20 comments:

Apollo said...

Lotusii sunt superbi!

Theanne said...

beautiful water lilies!

VP said...

Strange faces, beautiful flowers...

Traveling Hawk said...

Le-am facut o multime de poze, Apollo:)

Traveling Hawk said...

I have seen a lot of them in Sukhotai, Theanne!

Traveling Hawk said...

Especially the Talking Buddha's expression is strange, VP!

joo said...

I love the flowers and I love the Buddha's statues!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Joo!

Rizalenio said...

I wanna bike there too. A great place with so many interesting stories. Wonderful photos as always, my dear friend. :)

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you so much, Rizalenio!

Randy said...

I love the Buddhas and the lotus flowers.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Randy! Have a great weekend!

Joop Zand said...

You have made a very nice trip, your pictures are as usual very good....Thanks !

greetings, Joop

Traveling Hawk said...

The trip wa wonderful, Joop! Thank you. Have a great weekend!

Doug Hickok said...

Wow, what an amazing group of ancient ruins, located in such a beautiful setting. Wonderful presentation as always TH :^)

Traveling Hawk said...

This is a strange and amazing place, I agree, Doug!

Kumiko said...

That big Buddha statue is impressive,
And the flowers are beautiful!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you for the visit, Kumiko!

magda said...

Huge statue, very impressive!
I was impressed by the root system of the tree!
Many thanks for the nice walk!
many greetings

Traveling Hawk said...

The whole place was nice, Magda! It is a huge park, with all kind of trees I haven't seen before.