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.
Wat Si Chum
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.