Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Amazing Thailand Wat Chamthewi ( Ku Kut ) : Lamphun

This monastery was built around A.D. 755 by Khmer artisans. The pagoda structure is of the square Buddha Gaya characteristics as seen in India.

Three standing Buddha is mages, in the attitudes of blessing are enshrined on each level of the pagoda base of each side totaling 15 images for one side of five levels, grand totaling 60 Buddha images around the pagodas. Relics of Queen Chammathewi, the first ruler of Hariphunchai, are housed inside the pagoda.

The pagoda top was originally covered with gold but later, was broken and disappeared thus giving ris to the name "Ku Kut" or Pagoda without top

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