Welcome to the 176th week of Travel Photo Thursday. This week on the ROK, we’ve celebrated Children’s Day and Buddha’s Birthday. Now I’m “recovering” from all that down time and trying to answer the multitude of emails that always seem to flow in after an extra long weekend. Work can wait! Today I want to introduce you to a one of a kind Buddah that find its home in the tiny, picturesque town of Mae Hong Song in the northern most corner of Thailand.
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The folks of Mae Hong Song are very proud of this beautiful Buddah. Lovenly woven by a local lady, townspeople believe the statue to be the only Buddah produced from 100% bamboo. At 10 feet tall, and 5 feet wide, this was definitely a major undertaking. I was amazed at the great attention to detail – a labor of love!
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I wonder how it took to weave those fingers?!
Travelers Tip You’ll find the bamboo Buddha at Wat Chong Khan located in the center of town on the shore of Jong Cham Lake. The Wat is open everyday from sunrise to sunset.
This is the 176th edition of Travel Photo Thursday. You can browse the archives here.
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