Wat Phra Putthabat Tak Pha, Lamphun, Thailand

high-definition creative commons photographs from this temple in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand, showing the architecture, statues and decoration work, including a giant Buddha Footprint, together with further information.

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Main Viharn

Main Viharn

Five Buddhas

Five Buddhas

Buddha Altar

Buddha Altar

Ceiling

Ceiling

Right Wing Gable

Right Wing Gable

Demon Pillar

Demon Pillar

Glasswork

Glasswork

Chedi and Building

Chedi and Building

Chedi from Below

Chedi from Below

Chedi from Below

Chedi from Below

Dhammacakka on Main Gable

Dhammacakka on Main Gable

Main Gable

Main Gable

Golden Buddha and Bodhi Tree

Golden Buddha and Bodhi Tree

Multi-Coloured Plinth

Multi-Coloured Plinth

Golden Plinth

Golden Plinth

Ornate Glass Shrine

Ornate Glass Shrine

Small Viharn

Small Viharn

Dragon

Dragon

Flower

Flower

Nymph

Nymph

jungle

jungle

Flower Column

Flower Column

Drums

Drums

Giant Bell and Ven. Wichai

Giant Bell and Ven. Wichai

 

Wat Phra Putthabat Tak Pha is situated around 10 km south of Lamphun and is famous for two things: a large footprint of the Buddha, and a rock which supposedly shows the imprint of his robe (unphotographed here).

The temple is in two sections with a large Chedi on top of the nearby mountain and a Viharn and other buildings at the foot. I liked some of the glasswork we found here, both on ceilings, gables, pillars, pediments and walls.

The large Chedi on the top of the hill and the complex that surrounds it is also worth seeing, and it commands a wonderful view out over the surrounding countryside, including a very Roman road leading back to Chiang Mai.

 

Buddha Footprint
Footprint of the Buddha in the Main Viharn

 

Photographs by Anandajoti Bhikkhu

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