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The White and the Gold

The White and the Gold

This temple I stumbled upon in Pai is called something like Mae She Thai Patthana Chit Chaloem Phra Kiait. Surprisingly, there is no information about it on the internet. I talked to a nun and she told me that it’s a women’s monastery (although men are allowed to visit). I have no idea when it was build or what is the meaning of its numerous statues. However, I like the evident symbolism of merging the opposites. The white and the gold, the red and the blue are so harmoniously intertwined.

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Wat Jet Yot

Wat Chet Yot [in Thai: วัดเจ็ดยอด], or Wat Maha Bodharam, was established by King Tilokarat in 1455 AD. Its design imitates Mahabodhi Hall of Bodh Gaya, India, where the Buddha attained enlightenment under a Bodhi tree. Serene and inspiring, a real place of power.

Wat Jet Yot / วัดเจ็ดยอด
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Wat Pha Khao

Wat Pha Khao (วัดผ้าขาว), or Temple of White Clothes, is a beautiful and serene temple off Th Rattmaka. Buddhas in multi-color changing light, hyper-realistic monk figures, colored statues around the golden pagoda, and foot massage in the garden.

Wat Pha Khao
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