Friday, February 03, 2006

When Jesus Meets Kuan Yin

I was on the way back after fetching my father in-law to his home; when we decided to stop at a place called Puttamonthon, a place that is fill with greenery and the main attraction is a big Buddha. It’s nothing spectacular but it’s just huge, huge enough to have the place divided into segments. Each of this segments is maintain and upkeep by a sponsors.


As we were driving around we could see a lot of just “graduates” wearing their white color graduation attire scouting around for nice spots to have their photos taken. Surprisingly most of this graduate is in their mid thirties as we could see their kids and wife tagging along. I actually “salute” and envy them as the thoughts of en”riching” myself by studying further has since disappeared after passing my mid thirties, along with my boyish looks, my memory, my intellect and etc.

We reached the big Buddha after half and hour of sight seeing and photo taking. It was a sunny evening. We were reminded of it when we took our shoes off, the floor itself were like hot coal. The sun were too bright, this makes it difficult to capture a decent photo of the Buddha as the statue itself is black in color.

However the most interesting is a temple that we visited after being “tanned” by the hot sun in Puttamonthon. I believe this is the weirdest temple I have visited. There are all kinds of statue which I could not say if it is of Buddhist or Taoist or Christian or Indian faith. There are even wax figures of monk. I have seen this before in a wax museum outside of Bangkok but I have not seen it in a temple before. And the most interesting is this picture I took below, I called it “When Jesus Meets Kuan Yin…" , I also overheard a whisper, "I told you so, you should have follow me....".

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8 comments:

Chan Kok Kuen said...

Wow, what a weird place where you can see the gathering of all the statue of the different religious fate. I would call this place "United Heaven" where there is no bondary of religion. All prays lead to just one "GOD".

c o n s u e l a said...

cool place and nice pictures!

Wuching said...

jesus came for cny visiting coz kuan yin was having an open house! LOL!

PhotoCrazy said...

uh huh..I wish I was there too to snap photos to my heart content.. it is good to have different religious display in same place.. so don't have to walk far far to take all those shot.. hehehe..

Selba said...

Nice pictures plus the scenery! :)

ps: how are you?

SooHK said...

Kok Kuen, yeap but for those who visit it for the first will get confuse. Most likely they kept thinking how come....hahaha

Consuela, quite a cool place..

Wuching, umm maybe that it....

Photocrazy, hehehe...yeap....

Selba, yeap its indeed very nice... I am doing so so lor as just started a new project today and everything is still very blur....hahaha...Health wise so far so good...

laymank said...

a weird place, indeed... great title for the post! :p

SooHK said...

Laymank, it is indeed a very weird place...

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