I’d been to Wat Kaew Jamfah many times recently, but didn’t enter the temple grounds. During a recent walks exploring my city, I enter the temple grounds. Surprise, the temple houses a replica of the Reclining Buddha.
Yesterday, Bagan experienced a powerful earthquake which damaged several of their ancient pagodas and temples. I visited Bagan last month and discovered a beautiful ancient city. Here is a photo of Gawpawpalin temple I capture last month and one of the temple damaged by the quake.
Thatbyinnyu Pahto Temple, also known as the “the Omniscient” temple is highest temple in Bagan was built during the reign of King Sithu I (1113-1167). Being one of the tallest structure in Bagan, it was a favorite for climbers for it’s vantage point. Now, no one is allow to climb the temple. The golden spire top is a landmark when entering Old Bagan.
The carved watchman doors of Wat Ratchabophit, a feature of this historical temple.
Phu Khao Thong or Golden Mountain temple was once the highest structure in the city of Bangkok.
During our visit to the “Temple of Literature” or Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám, in Hanoi, these young graduates showed up to show respects to the Confucius gods. Also known as ‘Temple of Confucius’ is considered as the first university in Hanoi. So the young graduates come to honor the gods and give thanks for the successful endeavor of graduating from University.
This bell belongs to Wat Ratchabophit.
The pagoda of Wat Ratchpradit covered with various gradient of grey marble tiles.