Wednesday, 13 June 2012

AYUTTHAYA - Wat Phanan Choeng

On my last trip to Thailand, I went to Ayutthaya, the ancient city and old capital of Thailand. The tour guide took us here, Wat Chanan Choeng - the largest Buddha figure in Thailand. This figure is 19 meters in height and 21 meters in width. Here's sharing some photos:


Outside the temple, people praying.


Beautiful lotuses for offering.


Inside the temple:





They were changing the clothes of this Buddha statue, so it was packed and crammed with people inside.



Some of my favourite shots.





How interesting. A donation tree, money on banana trunk.




The entrance..it was really a busy day for all.



Outside a Chinese temple, as usual with their dragon coiling around most pillars.


Happy week ahead :)

Friday, 8 June 2012

JONKER STREET - WHIMSICAL WINDOWS, DELIRIOUS DOORS


Whenever I go to Malacca, I will always go to this wonderful place for antiques lovers called, Jonker Street. It's a place filled with all sort of curiosities and a great way to find vintage items.  I bought some blue China wares, antiques from the 30's onwards but did not take a picture. Will post that soon.  

Here are a collection of entrances which I found interesting. 

Also it's an entry for my Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors post. 



Some Chinese cutting inspired drawing framing a window. 




The famous Chicken rice shop!



Now this is an interesting item. It's a antique carrier for brides in olden China, hence the red cloth. Here seen outside an antique shop.




Translated meaning: Hokkien Association.



Plenty of Chinese antiques vases everywhere.


Most of the buildings are from that era. Previously houses which have been well preserved and made into shop lots now.



Another typical entrance.



With Chinese traders dominating the Straits of Malacca then, their influence in heavy in many places.



With that, have a happy weekend everyone :)