Thailand, Wat Samphran

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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION HERE: http://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/thai-36-wat-samphran Thank you! Giant Dragon Temple at Wat Samphran: at Wat Samphran (วัดสามพราน) in Nakhon Pathom Province there is a 17 storey building that has a giant dragon climbing to the roof. The head is at the top where there is a shrine and the tail is on the ground floor. The dragon is hollow and it is possible to walk up some sections of it.

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Amazing Thailand 36

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At Wat Samphran ( วัดสามพราน) in Nakhon Pathom Province there is a 17 storey building that has a giant dragon climbing to the roof. The head is at the top where there is a shrine and the tail is on the ground floor. The dragon is hollow and it is possible to walk up some sections of it.

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To ensure the temple was intact and preserve the sacred, some parts of the temple is not open to visitors. However, the beautiful scenery outside the temple Wat Samphran well enough to leave a special impression in the hearts of visitors

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Buddha in Vitarka Mudra: Intellectual Argument, Debate, Appeasement. The gesture of discussion and debate indicates communication and an explanation of the Dharma

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Dragons in Thailand, similar to Dragons in other Asian countries, represent some form of magic or supernatural power

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A huge statue of a tortoise and you can walk inside the mouth. A symbol of longevity, fertility, strength and protection from harm

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In Thailand, turtle release has been a traditional way of merit making for most of the Thais for all occasions, such as on birthdays, on auspicious occasions as well as when life is not going so well

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Visitors are only allowed in during special Holidays

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The temple is located only about 40 minutes north west of Bangkok, but seems to be widely unknown, as there is very little information about it on the internet and not every experienced guide knew about it

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Thai Dragons bring water, protect Temples and are associated with wisdom and longevity

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The Wat Samphran Temple is rarely featured in guidebooks and is considerably removed from the typical tourist track.

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The temple grounds are rich in decorations, statues of animals and more dragons

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This unique temple features 17 floors and is adorned with a dragon spiraling to the top. The dragon itself is reportedly hollow, and visitors are able to walk some sections of it, though other parts of the temple remain closed to the public.

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Located well outside Bangkok, this unusual temple is worth mentioning with its giant dragon coiled around the red 17-storey tower

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The head of the giant dragon is clearly visible from a distance, but the temple is located near the highway and most people don't take much time to look around

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S ound: Chants and Music From Thailand Buddhist Temples - Evening prayer at Wat Tak Tong Text & Pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda

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