Friday, February 12, 2010

Wat Lengnoeiyi II

Wat Boromracha Kanchanapisek Anusorn (Wat Lengnoeiyi II). This Chinese temple (Wat) was built by the collaboration of Buddhist priest and Thai Chinese community in honour of His Majesty the King and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the King’s reign. No doubt, this is the most spectacular Chinese temple I have seen in Thailand… The temple is located in Sanoh Noi, Bang Bua Thong District in Nonthaburi Province covering around 12 rai in the present day.

The architecture of the Lengnoeiyi II was buit by copy style of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The drawing inspiration from the art of China’s Ming and Qing dynasties. Most of the construction material was handmade in China. Today there is the main edifice with three Buddha statues, a secondary structure dedicated to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, and two other buildings for the novices and monks.

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