Wolfgang

Wolfgang

Posted on 07/09/2008


Photo taken on December 11, 2004


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Buddha sculpture in the Sala Keoku park

Buddha sculpture in the Sala Keoku park
Statue in a Buddha Park near Nong Khai at the laotian border.
Some of the Sala Keoku sculptures tower up to 25m in the sky. Those include a monumental depiction of Buddha meditating under the protection of a seven-headed Naga snake. While the subject (based on a Buddhist legend) is one of the recurrent themes in the religious art of the region, Sulilat's approach is highly unusual, with its naturalistic (even though stylized) representation of the snakes, whose giant protruding tongues beautifully complement the awe-inspiring composition.

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Wolfgang
Wolfgang
actually the statue is called "Phra Bang" or the "flat Buddha", one of the famous city in Laos is called "Luang Phra Bang"
10 years ago. Edited 10 years ago.