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Part 2 of You've got pics

Continuing with things that we see by the thousand here: Temples. You've already seen a few pics of statues and things around the temple (from previous blogs), but I never posted an actual temple, so here it is:
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This specific temple is near Rafale's house and we drive by it everytime we go to "the big town". We finally stopped one day and took a few pics.

Notice the detail (if possible) in the door. This level of detail is everywhere, in every ornament.
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Each temple also has a serie of tombs. Each of these structure contains urn(s) with the ashes of 1 or several family members.
Tombs3.jpg

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This "Big Buddha" is on Ko Samui. It's 15 meters high, and the temple site is over 500yrs old (this buddha is "only" 25 yrs old I think)

From this pic (taken at the Big Buddha temple), it seems that Buddism has a god of, or for, sleeping...I may have found "my" religion! hehehe
Statue_laying_down.jpg

Still on the topic of things we see everywhere (I guess there was kind of an order in these pics after all!)

Geikos! They are a small lizard (I think the longest they can be is around 30cm, but they are generally around 10cm). THEY ARE EVERYWHERE!! This pic was taken in Rafale's kitchen:
Geiko.jpg

We try not to have them inside the house as much as possible beacuse they poo (wuite a bit actually!) and they make these calling sounds that can be quite loud. AT the bungalow on Ko Samui, there were 4 residing around the light and at night I would justw atch them go after they bugs...they're really truly very cute little creatures.

arrgghhh, the site is getting very slow again... I only have 2 or 3 morwe pics, but I guess I'll have to do a 3rd entry...

Posted by Mistrale 00:21 Archived in Thailand

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