Saturday, September 28, 2019

The mystery behind the pink temple is surrounded by giant dragons

Wat Samphran (Thailand)
Wat Samphran (Thailand) stands out with a giant dragon architecture curled around the unique pink big tower.

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Wat Samphran (Thailand)
Visiting ancient temples, pagodas and religious relics is one of the most unforgettable experiences in Thailand. When you think of ancient Buddhist temples and pagodas, you will imagine elaborate wooden carvings, symbolic golden statues associated with spiritual elements. Photo: Armorededhicleslatinamerica.
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
Far from that thought, Thailand possesses a unique temple with an architectural appearance like a giant dragon curled around the large pink tower. The temple is called Wat Samphran. In particular, the word "wat" refers to a type of temple, "samphran" related to the location of this place in Amphoe Sam Phran, Nakhon Pathom province. Photo: Tommy.sawasdee, Greenmangobangkoktouren.
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
The image of the dragon surrounding the building is still a mystery to this day. The temple is located on the outskirts, more than 40 km from Bangkok. The convenient location makes it easy to visit by visitors. Being a small, little-known temple in Thailand, it possesses a quiet and peaceful space. Photo: Takachuchu.
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
The pagoda has about 17 floors, designed in a cylindrical shape and painted entirely in pink. The first eye-catching feature is the giant dragon sculpture wrapped around the building from the ground to the top. The blue dragon, made of iron and fiberglass, was completely hollow inside. Photo: Picdeer, Picfair.
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
According to This Is Colossal, specializing in the design, art ... the peculiar architecture of the temple is the idea of a Buddhist monk. The monk thought for a week and after meditation, the image of the temple arose in his mind. Photo: Eaindray_zee, Caylarichmond.
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
The temple was later built according to that idea with an elevation of 80 m to represent the age of Buddha when he died. The dragon is the stairway leading to the top of the building. However, this work gradually degraded. Consequently, private tunnels and elevators were added to serve visitors. Photo: Charlineler.
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
Sander and Mariska, two travel bloggers go across Thailand, say the temple is surrounded by lush gardens. Space here is quiet and peaceful. Locals consider the temple to be one of the hidden gems of the district. Photo: Candicedshaw, Jaclyne_tongyin.
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
At the foot of the tower, visitors can be surprised by the colorful images of the flags, ribbons and decorations that monks and tourists placed there for years. The garden and surrounding area are decorated with many statues and animal figures. Photo: Backpackjack_22.jpg, Elphi69.
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
Wat Samphran (Thailand)
Visitors can walk along the trail to admire the statues of dolphins, elephants, tigers ... At the end of the tunnel at the top of the tower, you will find the sculpture "Happiness", the gift of The monk who was a founder, meant to remind worshipers that the path to happiness lies in compassion and gratitude. Photo: Caylarichmond, Moumitamaity.

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