Reclining Buddha at Wat Phra Non Chakkrasi

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Wat Phra Non Chakkrasi Worawihan in Singburi houses a huge Sukhothai-style reclining Buddha image, which is revered by the local people and renowned for its large size, almost 46 metres long.

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Wat Khok Kham in Samut Sakhon

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This is Wat Khok Kham in Samut Sakhon. Here there is an old chapel building that was once visited by King Rama 4. The gable of the chapel has a wooden engraving.

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Giant Bodhi Tree in Prachinburi

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At Wat Ton Pho Sri Maha Pho in Sri Mahosot District of Prachinburi, there is a giant Bodhi tree that is believed to be over 2,000 years old. It has a circumference of 20 meters and a height of 30 meters making it both the biggest and oldest of its kind in Thailand.

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Tallest Standing Buddha in Thailand

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The Buddha image at Wat Buraphaphiram can be seen for miles around. This is mainly because at 59.2 metres, it is the tallest Standing Buddha in Thailand. If you include the pedestal then it is an incredible 67.85 meters high.

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Alms Giving by Boat at a Floating Market in Bangkok

Over the years I have attended the morning alms round at least a dozen times in order to take pictures of the monks going out from their temple to collect food  from local people. One time I even acted as a “temple boy” and carried the monk’s bag. But, it is not often that I have witnessed monks doing their alms round by boat. Certainly not in Bangkok.

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111 temples in Thailand seriously affected by flooding

The National Office of Buddhism (NOB) has revealed more than a 111 temples across the country have been seriously affected by the flooding to the level that monks cannot go out to receive alms-offering. NOB Director General Nopparat Benjawatananun said that the situation has been so serious that monks at these flood-hit temples have to move things to a higher ground while finding it impossible to go out to receive daily alms-offering. He added that the NOB is still awaiting the damage report from the southern region as the number of temples and monks hit by floods remain unknown. As these temples have been literally cut off from the world, the NOB Director General is asking the public to provide necessities to the flood-affected monks (NNT).