lauantai 20. elokuuta 2016

Colorful Thailand

Bo Sang, umbrella village 
This card came from Audrey in Toulouse, France
Distance: 2,510 km
Travel time: 26 days

Bo Sang is a village in San Kamphaeng district in the outskirts of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. It is known for its handmade umbrellas and parasols, which are brightly coloured, and often decorated with floral motifs. Festivals are held every year and numerous decorated craft shops and stores exist along the main street in the village in the Lanna Thai style. 

 Buddha statue in Wat Si Chum temple, Sukhothai Historical Park
Received from Liliya in St. Petersburg, Russia
Distance: 515 km
Travel time: 22 days

The Sukhothai Historical Park covers the ruins of Sukhothai, literally "Dawn of Happiness", capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries, in what is now Northern Thailand. It is located near the modern city of Sukhothai, capital of the province with the same name.

Wat Si Chum has a massive mandapa in the middle of the complex which was built in the late 14th century by King Maha Thammaracha II. Inside the mandapa, there is a huge 11 meters wide and 15 meters high seated Buddha image called "Phra Achana"

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