Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The Mysterious Kuan Yin Temple

Many years ago my partner and I spent several weeks in Northern Thailand, and every day our driver would drive us to different sacred sites. His English was poor as were our Thai language skills, but he knew what we most wanted: temples, sacred sites, and holy places.

On one of these outings, we discovered this colorful Kuan Yin shrine. We were the only two visitors, and so we had the place to ourselves. As you can see from the following photos we took while visiting this shrine, COLORFUL can't even begin to describe this place. It was like Disneyland on steroids.

The central structure consisted of a large dragon which you walked inside of and snaked around until coming out to a Kuan Yin area with statues (shown below) and eventually you exited through the dragons mouth. The experience for us was very trippy and surreal.

On the grounds of this temple there were other deities with their own structures.

I've been researching the name of this Kuan Yin shrine online, but I can't find any reference to it, so if someone reads this blog and knows of the name of this place, kindly leave it's name and exact location in the comments.

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  • Anonymous Internet Games posted at 12:25 AM  
    Very lovely pictures!
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