Do you like it? Hmm, I just was shoked by this view.
See in WS two another photos from this ... this temple.
Sanctuary of Truth, also called Wang Boran and Prasat Mai) is a temple construction in Pattaya, Thailand. The sanctuary is an all-wood building filled with sculptures based on traditional Buddhist and Hindu motifs. The building is close to 105 meters (345 feet) high and covers an area of more than two rai. It features contemporary Visionary art based on traditional religious themes. The project was initiated as an idea of Thai businessman Lek Viriyaphant in 1981, and is scheduled to be complete in 2025.
The style of the Sanctuary evokes Khmer architecture, displaying hand-carved wooden sculptures indicative of the imperial setting at Angkor. It has four gopura, respectively representing images from the Buddhist and Hindu religions and mythologies of Cambodia, China, India and Thailand. According to the official website, its purpose is to use art and culture as "a reflection of the Ancient Vision of Earth, Ancient Knowledge, and Eastern Philosophy. Within this complex, visitors will understand Ancient Life, Human Responsibility, Basic Thought, Cycle of living, Life Relationship with Universe and Common Goal of Life toward Utopia"
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krzychu30 (15496) 2012-05-12 4:27
wow,it´s beautiful.The amount of all these sculptures and ornamentations is overwhelming.Just like the title of it,hard to forget such a view.Well-catured in very good quality.Good job!
Have a nice weekend
Sergiom (58876) 2012-05-12 5:41
J'aime beaucoup le titre. Il semble convenir à merveille à cette image. Ce temple n'est pas très coloré si on le compare aux autres mais il a quelque chose de spécial et de mystérieux.
tedesse (25129) 2012-05-12 5:46
Magnificent view the Shrine of Truth, excellent POV and sharpness. Beautiful colours and light. Very nice work.
Have a nice weekend
holmertz (40177) 2012-05-12 6:13
It's good to have one person in front of the temple to get an idea of its impressive size. There must be hundreds of these remarkable temples in Thailand, most of them showing the marvellous skill of the local architects and craftsmen. The picture is tightly cropped, probably leaving out less attractive surrounding details.
GREGG (7888) 2012-05-12 6:14
interesting place with nice architecture,
wooden building very impressive
too bad that so crowded it framed
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-05-12 7:15
Ola Serghei ,
Sem duvida brutal este templo com estes detalhes de arquitetura , parece enorme com a pessoa na praça dá uma boa noção de escala , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
siudzi (33109) 2012-05-12 7:45
This architecture looks absolutely amazing with its details and design. Very well seen and presented in the natural tones and soft lights. Great shot. Thanks for sharing.
jemaflor (83861) 2012-05-12 9:41
Impressive and beautiful architecture, well taken, good sharpness, tfs.
emka (77658) 2012-05-12 17:23
I like it, why not? The wooden sculptures inside are similar to those in Burma, but here it looks very strange indeed. IO have never seen such figures on the endings of the roofs. And it is huge, the tiny figure of the man gives us the sense of scele. Good contribution to TE, I see it for the first time.
edge (6070) 2012-05-12 22:56
Hello Serghei, Quite a bit different from the temples that I have seen in Thailand over the years. It is very interesting and I am sure that there are some interesting gods surrounding it. I wonder how the klongs are doing there. I have many pictures of these canals and the waterfront markets etc. I would post more, but i play golf or practice it, almost daily and have little time for photography anymore. Maybe I will get to your area one day. Spent three days in St Petersburg several years ago. Delighful place. Regards, Roger
bukitgolfb301 (35528) 2012-05-13 1:42
Hello my dear Serghei
Typical Thailand image shot!
I guess taht you also become Indochina lover as same as I. Perfectly considered framework and composition as usual. Thanks for your sharing with your good job and have a good Sunday, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
siamesa (27739) 2012-05-13 2:21
Bom dia Serghei
Strange and impressive architecture. Perfect point of view and a very interesting capture. TFS
eldancer1 (27303) 2012-05-13 9:01
Wow! This is some architectural design! Nicely captured with good pov and dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
Fis2 (84704) 2012-05-13 9:35
Photo is tilted to the left ;(
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-05-13 11:37
This Sanctuary of Truth,look indeed very beautiful.
Very good clarity and colors of yours photo.Congratulations.
jmdias (54651) 2012-06-05 3:12
fantastic architecture despite being so brand new, lots of details, watching these sculptures I rememeber milano cathedral and its pinacles. very nice image under a bad weather. TFS.