Tagged With "Buddha"

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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

DrFumblefinger ·
A fascinating look at the culture, PM. Loved the story and loved the photos! Thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

PortMoresby ·
I hope everyone figures out that Bagan is in Burma (Myanmar) which it appears I neglected to say. I'll try to do better in future. PM
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

Travel Rob ·
The photos are amazing. It's a little hard to tell scale in a photograph. I'm curious how big the first Buddha is?Thanks again for sharing .
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

PortMoresby ·
Rob, you can kind of tell from the angle of the picture. Buddha is set up on a dais so my head was about even with his feet. So, in a word, big.
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

DrFumblefinger ·
PortMoresby, it looks like some of these are gold, or at least gold-leaf covered? Do you recall if that's the case?
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

PortMoresby ·
Your guess is as good as mine but I assume they are. Gold leaf has a distinctive look that can't be replicated any other way and it's my assumption that it is, indeed, gold.
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

Theodore Behr ·
This is a great post! I've never seen stuff like this before and learned a lot.
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 2). Dambulla

Former Member ·
This is a remarkable place but the radiantly smiling kids make even the Golden Buddha look a little shabby. Great pics.
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Re: Swayambunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was #55

HistoryDigger ·
One of my favorite spots in the world. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Angkor Temple Sights, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Travel Rob ·
Great photos! Always fascinating to me how trees find a way to grow and make space for themselves.
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Re: Wat Pho, Bangkok Thailand. Where Gumbo Was #40

Mac ·
Lovely photos and blog Karl. Refreshed my delightful memories of our visit there. One other word of advice for the end of your tour is to visit the Massage School which is in the temple complex and have a relaxing and rejuvenating massage - feet or more depending on time available.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 25, 2014: Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

GarryRF ·
I was surprised to see that Buddhist bibles are placed in the bedside draw. Just like a Gideon's bible. Really is an amazing read ! Full of proverbs like : "A man who commits adultery likes licking jam off a sharp knife !"
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Re: Road Trip, Day 1: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and The Skunk

TravelingCanuck ·
What an interesting place. Looking at the city on Google maps it certainly has that institutional utility look of a government facility. If not knowing it was the Mendocino State Hospital I would have thought it was an old military base. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Road Trip, Day 1: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and The Skunk

Travel Rob ·
Thanks, you made us feel like we are on the journey with you!Can't wait for the rest of your Roadtrip!
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Re: Road Trip, Day 1: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and The Skunk

DrFumblefinger ·
Agree with you, Rob! Thank you, PM, for letting us sit in the back seat of your road trip! Can't wait to see where we drive to next. Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? (I was an annoying kid)
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Re: Road Trip, Day 1: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and The Skunk

PHeymont ·
And what a great teaser headline!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

PHeymont ·
Incredible!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

DrFumblefinger ·
It's an amazing place, Mac. I've visited it four times and would go back the next time as well. Your photos do it great justice. They only thing they don't capture is the heat and humidity!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Travel Rob ·
I've looked at your photos 10 separate times already and each time I look I'm more amazed!What a sight!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Mac ·
Well thank you, esteemed Gurus! It is just SO photogenic and almost surreal in its beauty and exotic creatures. A continual "trip" to experience. And how do you ever truly capture the "essence" of the temple.... Just keep trying I guess....
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Re: October 18, 2017: Reclining Buddha near Karandeniya, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
Very lovely destination. Never heard of it before you shared it with us. Thanks, Professor!
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Re: October 18, 2017: Reclining Buddha near Karandeniya, Sri Lanka

George G. ·
The Professor again amazes us with such vibrant colors and fascinating locations.
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Re: October 18, 2017: Reclining Buddha near Karandeniya, Sri Lanka

Professorabe ·
I'm blushing. Thanks!
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Re: Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

GarryRF ·
So much more to Hong Kong than the media / TV would have us believe. Maybe it's not as suppressed by China as much as we're lead to believe.
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Re: Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

alisamura ·
@GarryRF Thanks for reading! Yes there is so much more to see and learn in HK, in cultural aspect especially.
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Re: Seema Malaka Buddhist Temple, Colombo

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent photography; very interesting post!
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Re: Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent article and photos!!
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Re: Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

alisamura ·
Hi Marilin! Thanks sooo much for reading, it's really appreciated
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Re: Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

PHeymont ·
Thanks for this post! It's too easy for those of us who have never been there to see Hong Kong as just a bustling high-rise city. I love when my expectations get changed!
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Re: Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

Travel Luver ·
I love this post! Thanks for sharing your visit to Hong Kong with us.
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alisamura ·
@PHeymont @Travel Luver Thanks so much for reading and positive comments, so glad to see you found this article informative and enjoyable.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 27, 2013: Gal Vihara, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
  Polonnaruwa is a medieval city in the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. and provides some of the best preserved ruins in that remarkable country.  The most striking attraction in this city is the Gal Vihara, a superbly...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other. (Part 3) The ancient city of Anuradhapura

DrFumblefinger ·
A great opportunity available to any traveler to Ceylon is the chance to explore the country’s rich history and extensive archaeology.  This post describes my visit to the oldest ancient site in Sri Lanka,...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 2). Dambulla

DrFumblefinger ·
Dambulla is known for its Cave Temples which predate Christ.  Legend has it that a Sri Lankan King, driven out of Anuradhapura, found a hiding place and refuge within these caves.  When this king regained his throne he...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 6). Polonnaruwa

DrFumblefinger ·
 The eastern most point visited when touring Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle is Polonnaruwa.  The ruins in this ancient capitol are the best preserved and most varied in Ceylon and it’s well worth the effort to visit them. ...
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Buddhas of Bagan

PortMoresby ·
Bagan is not a single place but a string of settlements on a bend of the Irrawaddy River with a plain stretching eastward for many miles.  It’s on the western edge of the tourist track, an oval-shaped circuit of the country with Yangon...
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January 6, 2018: Weherahena Poorwarama Rajamaha Viharaya, Matara

DrFumblefinger ·
An afternoon of exploration southwestern Sri Lanka brought DrFumblefinger to an interesting Buddhist monastery, featuring a charming historic elephant fountain.
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Angkor Temple Sights, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Mac ·
We travelers are very familiar with all of the great travel sights around the world and certainly the magnificent Angkor Wat temple is amongst the very best known. However, perhaps less appreciated is that this much photographed and visited Angkor Wat...
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Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Mac ·
Amongst the most magnificent sights in Bangkok is the Wat Phra Kaew temple, or the Temple of the Jade Buddha. It is a riot of gilded and colourful figures in a very concentrated area within the grounds of the King's Grand Palace in Bangkok. It is...
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Wat Pho, Bangkok Thailand. Where Gumbo Was #40

DrFumblefinger ·
The TG audience has become very proficient at solving our travel puzzles!  Kudos to Mac (with contributions from Jonathan L and Andre P) for nailing it!     TravelGumbo has featured this temple complex before.  DrY presented a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 25, 2014: Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr.Y ·
   Wat Pho is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha statue in Bangkok, adjoining the Grand Palace in Phra Nakhon district.  This statue generally is thought to represent the dying Buddha, about to attain Nirvana.  The Wat Pho...
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Swayambunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was #55

DrFumblefinger ·
  Congratulations to MAD Travel Diaries for recognizing the Swayambunath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal!  It's also known as the " Monkey Temple " because of the large number of (mean spirited) monkeys that have all but taken over this complex...
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Seema Malaka Buddhist Temple, Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the most famous buildings constructed by famed Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa, the temple is an oasis of peace and tranquility in the heart of busy Colombo
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October 18, 2017: Reclining Buddha near Karandeniya, Sri Lanka

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares images of a visit to a rarely visited statue of the reclining Buddha, said to be the largest in South Asia.
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Road Trip, Day 1: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and The Skunk

PortMoresby ·
  Gateway to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas     March 9, 2015   In the late ‘80s, I lived in L.A. for a couple of years.  My S.O. knew lots of cool L.A. stuff.  One of those was something he’d read that...
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May 26, 2016. Buddha, Chalong Monastery, Phuket

sarcee ·
Today's Pic of the Day, from Sarcee, a Golden Buddha from Phuket.
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Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

alisamura ·
Alisa Mura shares some of the traditions and cultural gems you can find tucked amid the skyscrapers of Hong Kong.
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Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo (Where Gumbo was #223)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the lovely Gangaramaya Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The temple is a popular site for tourists to visit when in the nation's capitol and has a fascinating museum displaying items donated to the temple by the faithful.
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Central India, Pt.7: Ajanta

Professorabe ·
This week Professor Abe takes us to the fantastic Buddhist cave monuments cut into the rocks of the Sahyadri hills. The caves were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.
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Re: Central India, Pt.7: Ajanta

DrFumblefinger ·
I've found this trip fascinating, and especially this grouping of cave monuments. Well worth going out of your way for! I need to find a way to sneak into your suitcase on your next trip, Professor. Thanks for this.
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