Thursday, January 9, 2014

WAT SUWANNARAM RAJAWORAWIHAN - BANGKOK

Now that is sad! Just as we visited Wat Suwannaram again for the first time in 4 years we almost have to witness the fire which burned down the abbot's quarters and damaged some important Buddha images. We basically just got there hours after and saw the damage up close. Very sad. Wat Suwannaram put a lot of effort into the renovation of the temple. The burned down units are behind the temple were visitors would usually not pass by, but since we walked from one temple to the next we passed right by it.

Luckily the rest of the temple is in perfect condition and unlike our first visit, the Ubosot hall was open and we did not have to ask around to get access. The beautiful Sukhothai-style Buddha called Phra Sasada was perfectly lit and all the temple murals were as impressive as on your last visit. 
 




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