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Buddhas at Wat Phu

Buddhas at Wat Phu
The four Buddhas in the temple at Wat Phu, through clouds of incense smoke. Somewhere I saw these described, rather unkindly, as more like aliens than the usual Buddhas: I guess I'd have to agree, though they attract the faithful regardless. In the Pips are other Buddhas, one located further down the path to the temple, the other outside in the top Sanctuary area. I may be wrong, but to me both the "outside" Buddhas looked to be much older in style than the others inside.

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tiabunna club
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This Buddha is situated on the lower slope at Wat Phu.
18 months ago. Edited 18 months ago.
tiabunna club
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The Buddha outside at the top Sanctuary level of Wat Phu.
18 months ago.
©UdoSm club
Interesting pictures...
18 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Superbement rendus...C'est vrai que ces Bouddhas sont differents des autres.... HBM.
18 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Impressive, George !
18 months ago.
very beautiful!
18 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful series George.
18 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome shots! Stay well!

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18 months ago.
A fascinating series. The Buddhas look so different.
18 months ago.
Annemarie club

Wish you a healthy safe week ahead:)
18 months ago.
Gudrun club
I think I saw the yellow in the background of the preceding photo. These Buddha figures certainly aren't run of the mill!
18 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A very interesting series George. Is the box in the first PiP for prayers or donations, do you know?
18 months ago.
tiabunna club
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Sorry, Rosa, I'd be guessing, but I suspect so.
18 months ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
Nice presentation, George! I enjoy seeing Buddhas and these ones are super cool! Aliens indeed! :D I agree that the inside ones look younger than the outside ones. I like the crazy ornamentation and countless incense sticks everywhere...I'm surprised that I can actually see anything in there with all of the smoke that must have been choking you. I only see a light cloud in one corner behind Alien Man, though I gotta say, good on you to deal with so much incense! I can't handle it unless it's very little. Ugh! Thanks for sharing and for the kind remarks on my pictures! :)
18 months ago.
Léopold club
Impressively majestic and well pictured.
18 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
★彡 Good work. Have a lovely new week 彡★
18 months ago.
Amelia club
These Buddhas are unusual. I find the main photo rather vulgar, but the first PiP is delicate and beautifully adorned.
18 months ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
An interesting series, George.
I've never seen Buddhas like this before. The lovely photos predominate on the internet!
18 months ago.

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