Vihara Lai Kam of Wat Phra Singh(far left), a fine example of Lanna temple architecture. It features soaring wing-shaped roofs as well as lavish wood carvings and stuccos throughout. Inside, it houses Phra Singh (Lion Buddha), the highly revered Buddha image showcasing the graceful ‘Lion’ style, believed to be influenced by Sukhothai and Indian Pala styles. Nonetheless every 'Songkran' or known as water Festive (Actually It's Traditional Thai new year), Chiang Mai locals would invite Phra Singh in a ceremonial procession around the city’s main roads for the bathing ritual and wish for blessing for the well began in life on the new year to come #chiangmai#thailand#travel#lannastyle#lanna#lannaarchitecture#bhudism#lannaart#watphrasingh#phrasingh#songkarn
On the altar in Vihara Lai Kam, Phra Singh Temple, Chiang Mai (and not on the altar of the main vihara) sits the Phra Singh Buddha image from which the temple takes its name. "Phra" is Thai for a priest or cleric and also used to refer to Buddha images. "Singh" means lion, but may be a corruption of the Thai word 'Singha' for Sri Lanka, Legend has it where this Buddha image is supposed to come from. #chiangmai#thailand#travel#lannastyle#lanna#bhudism#lannaart#watphrasingh #phrasingh#srilanka
I was given the best possible gift yesterday - the gift of someone's time and presence in the moment. The person who gave me this gift was from a completely different culture and background than me. He was a monk. Even though he had not been speaking English for more than three months and was occasionally struggling with the language, he was able to share so much information with me - details about his background, his daily life as a monk and the basic principles of Buddhism. I was so inspired by his patience and how he always found a way to make me understand him even if he was lacking words. But most importantly I valued the time he gave me. It was amazing to share a moment with someone who was so present in the moment and who treated me with nothing but kindness. Wow. #inspirationalpeople#presentinthemoment#monk#temples#watchediluang#phrasingh#watphantao#chiangmai#thailand#asia#lifeontheroad
@Chiang Mai, the cultural heart of @Thailand, should not be missed. After visiting this beautiful city, you will never wonder why Thailand is known as the Land of a Thousand Smiles. Come for the elephants, but stay for the people, food, and culture. . . .
Maravillas de nuestro “Tu peor enemigo no te puede dañar tanto como tus propios pensamientos. Ni tu padre, ni tu madre, ni tu amigo más querido, te pueden ayudar tanto como tu propia mente disciplinada”.