14 May, 2008

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Postcard

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The temple is often referred to as Doi Suthep although this is actually the name of the mountain it is located on. Within the site are pagodas, statues, bells and shrines.

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Postcard
(Bought by my sister during her visit to Bangkok)

Aspects of the Wat draw from both Buddhism and Hinduism. There is a model of the Emerald Buddha and a statue of the Hindu God Ganesh. Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, a place of reverence and worship, was established by King Kuena in the year B/E 1916.

SOURCE:
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Wikipedia Entry

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