The Biggest Buddhas in Thailand (maybe on Earth)

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The Biggest Buddhas in Thailand (maybe on Earth)

Post by mykeawja » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:38 pm

Sorry, if someone already posted this topic on the board.

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Post by jcsuperstar » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:41 pm

crazy... it looks fake being that big
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Post by BobbyC » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:06 pm

They're breathtaking :o Wish I could afford to go to see them! Guess I'll just have to change my desktop background instead :lol:

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Post by bodom » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:49 pm

Absolutely amazing! I only wish I had the good kamma of being born in a Buddhist country like Thailand.

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Post by appicchato » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:54 pm

BobbyC wrote:They're...them...
The title is a little misleading...the photos are different angles of the same one...

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Post by mikenz66 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:16 am

Here's a list of large statues...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_statues_by_height" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by DNS » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:31 am

mikenz66 wrote:Here's a list of large statues...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_statues_by_height" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Lots of Buddha statues in there. Beautiful, the one posted here and those in the wikipedia link.

Which one is this one in Thailand? How many feet high?

I notice the wikipedia link did not have the 80 foot Buddha in Bodh Gaya.

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Post by appicchato » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:49 am

More photos of the same roop (statue)...it's located at Wat Muang Ang Thong...(google and Wiki have lots of links)...

http://www.wayn.com/waynphotos.html?wci ... r=17516104" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by retrofuturist » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:11 am

Greetings,

That would have to be one of the biggest noses in the world.

It reminded me of Bill Lawry

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Post by mikenz66 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:04 am

appicchato wrote:More photos of the same roop (statue)...it's located at Wat Muang Ang Thong...(google and Wiki have lots of links)...
http://www.wayn.com/waynphotos.html?wci ... r=17516104" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I'll be in Ang Thong in April. It's on our list... At almost three times the size of the Tian Tan Buddha in Hong Kong it must be rather stunning. Though the Hong Kong one does have the advantage of being on a hill... Not many hills in Ang Thong...

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Post by DNS » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:29 am

retrofuturist wrote: That would have to be one of the biggest noses in the world.
It reminded me of Bill Lawry
I didn't notice that at first, but you're right, that is a big nose! (first photo above)

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Post by DNS » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:31 am

appicchato wrote:More photos of the same roop (statue)...it's located at Wat Muang Ang Thong...(google and Wiki have lots of links)...

http://www.wayn.com/waynphotos.html?wci ... r=17516104" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by zavk » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:44 am

:shock: :shock: :shock:

wow...
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Post by retrofuturist » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:32 am

Greetings,

Discussion on the pros and cons of Giant Buddha Rupas had been moved into the Theravada For The Modern World forum...

Giant Buddha Rupas - Pros and Cons
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3739" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Please use that topic for any discussion about the use of dana for the construction of giant Buddha statues.

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Post by plwk » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:49 am

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Every time I start feeling petty, self pity, anger and all that yadayada...I will make it a point to contemplate on this image...simply breathtaking :buddha1:
(My gratitude to the OP for the pics, especially this one...will print and frame it :heart: )

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Post by Golf@Bangkok » Mon May 24, 2010 6:05 pm

It is totally outstanding. I may visit there with friend one day because it is not too far.Thanks for posting nice photo. It is nice to hear people talk about my country.
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