Wat Ban Den is located in Inthakin village in Mae Taeng district some 45 kilometers North of Chiang Mai city.
Wat Ban Den is an amazingly attractive and unusual Thai Temple. The Abbot, known as Kru Ba Tuang, inherited the Temple in very poor condition and in 1988 he set out to create the most beautiful Thai Temple in the area. He managed to raise huge sums of money, donated by local people and Buddhists from across the country. Abbot Kru Ba Tuang has completely renovated the Wat Ban Den and added a number of impressive structures.
The main Temple building is built with teakwood and granite tiles and is in the Lanna Style. There are many examples of exquisite teakwood carving inside the temple. Although the structures of the Wat are relatively new, they are built in traditional architectural style.
Wat Ban Den is also one of the largest temple complexes in Chiang Mai province. The complex contains a large number of structures including an ordination hall, a viharn, a meditation hall, the kuti or monks living quarters, a drum hall and several other buildings.
In this picture, is the magnificent teak wood viharn of the Wat. It is one of the more imposing structures of the Wat Ban Den with distinctive Lanna style and a three tiered roof. The viharn on the whole, is an attractive building with its blue roof and golden bargeboards, decorated with intricate wood carvings.
I strongly recommend anyone visiting Chiang Mai to visit this new Wat ...
For John (jhm), whose pictures with perspectives served as an inspiration...:-)
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GiovanniG (1619) 2013-01-21 1:09
Wonderful capture with good location and light. Crisp and most enjoyable. Nice narrative too!
ChrisJ (86766) 2013-01-21 1:47
The bright red, varnished teak wood Wat contrasts superbly against the bg blue roof at left. Excellent sharpness and perspective. The monks add scale & context. Nice reflections in the highly polished floor. Tfs!
npecanhuk (53829) 2013-01-21 2:18
Very beautiful building details!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, dof, contrasts, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Have an excellent week!!!
jhm (122314) 2013-01-21 2:55
Thank you very much for your interesting notes and dedicates to me.
You chose a wonderful angle this gives perspective and depth.
We get a lot details of these buildings.
Your picture is lovely and attractive.
Sharpness and clarity are perfectly.
Composition and presentation be superb. TFS.
Have a nice Monday,
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-01-21 3:23
This is a wonderuful shot with powerful feel. Taken from an excellent angle. Well captured. Informative note and the light is just amazing.
Have a nice evening,
pierrefonds (48285) 2013-01-21 4:42
The length of the corridor is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Wat Ban Den temple. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (39078) 2013-01-21 6:03
J'aime beaucoup la profondeur qu'apporte le point de vue entre les colonnes de bois massif. La gestion de la lumière est superbe et l'endroit des plus intéressant.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-21 8:21
Good evening Angshu,
this photo in my opinion is really good. Excellent POV which gives amazing depth and perspective, very successful composition with plenty of tiny details to create more interest. Colors are beautiful and contrast well given.
Thanks a lot for sharing you lovely work!
Atousa (7097) 2013-01-21 11:21
Great perspective!.. I also like the nice colors n the details on the pillars.. well done.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-01-21 16:08
A wonderful and well detailed picture of Wat Ban Den.
The luminosity and the red colour give it a very special charm.
Excellent sharpness and DOF.
Best regards, Paul
fabianoleite (9014) 2013-01-22 4:45
Magnificent corridor with great colors and detail. Good use of symetry and great clarity.Good work, congratulations!
Bluejeans (64211) 2013-01-22 5:44
Ficou linda esta tua foto neste corredor com uns bons reflexos no chão uma profundidade de foto fantástica , gostei muito dos detalhes , bom contraste de cores , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
papagolf21 (76453) 2013-01-22 23:35
Bonjour, cher ami Angshu,
C'est toujours avec un réel plaisir que je contemple vos compositions.
Ici, encore, vous nous présentez une photo d'exception quant à la beauté des lieux et la maîtrise technique.
Graal (88784) 2013-01-23 1:30
very nice and good of symmetry with perspective here. Good shot, superb quality of photo. Interesting note. I like it.
Have a nice day.
Fis2 (73010) 2013-01-23 1:44
Excellent frame and perspective.
Very impressive picture!
Have a nice afternoon
Nicou (97509) 2013-01-23 2:30
quelle image et temple fantastique vue et captage superbe perspective et ce brillant sur le sol ces tons ces rouge quelle captage.
Bravo et amitié
pajaran (36119) 2013-01-23 2:32
Dobar tekst o Hramu sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na stubove i plafon ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Good article on the temple with a given data ...
Nice view of the pillars and ceiling ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice revealed.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
josepmarin (55007) 2013-01-23 3:15
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
the depth of the image and the dynamic perspective of this wooden structure provide a great graphical power to the composition.
You looked for an effective framing to reach this beautiful visual effect, with the geometric repetition of the elements. Light and colors are perfectly managed, the photo has a high quality.
A beautiful work.
abmdsudi (26199) 2013-01-23 7:59
Looking at glance the framing lures the eyes easily into the image. Superb symmetrical composition and interesting informative description accompanying this shot and what a wonderfully majestic architecture commanding the space in rich colors. The long perspective and extensive depth created by the strong receding vertical columns lead in smoothly drawing viewers into the centre of the frame and deeper into the distance. What I like most is the color blend, wonderful dapple of warm light falling of the side, along with shadow plays and the painstaking delicate details that you have managed to capture and I think you are blessed by the amazing glow from the reflections. Inclusion of human interaction is very important part and critical to the composition. A real pleasure to view and tx to your tremendous effort. Congrats
macjake (39207) 2013-01-23 9:20
ahh..there's an abvious reason to photograph this Wat, just looking down that long hall would make any photographer pull out their camera!
love the shimmer and sheen on the wood, the lighting really enhances the subject.
As for my Prague photo, yeah, i didn't change the setting on the clock :) so that time you saw was my local time in Vancouver :)
danos (73896) 2013-01-23 9:35
very nice the view as the presentation of this colourful and creating depth and perspctive, wooden covered arcade.I like the brilliant light and colour management as the clarity of the scene.
mkamionka (24455) 2013-01-24 7:16
beautiful photo. I like the extraordinary colors. The geometry is also striking with the repeated element of the column. They ceate depth and the effect is enhanced further with the reflection in the smooth floor.
adores (28178) 2013-01-26 17:34
I believe it must be worth a visit:)! I like this pov that gives the feeling of an endless tunnel. Good dof, colours and composition.I also like the reflections on the tiles!
sacavem (18566) 2013-01-29 8:34
The photo shows a strong dynamism through repetition and by the depth of the columns. The colors are very attractive.
jcpix (3197) 2013-05-06 16:41
Does this ever come to an end? :) "Perspective" is without doubt the best way to describe this, what an incredible view! I love shapes and patterns, so this definitely appeals to my senses, along with rich color and balanced light. Achieving the proper exposure for something like this is key to its success, and you've done a great job so that shadows aren't too dark and highlights have stayed in tact. The depth of field is also well executed, plenty of detail all the way through. Thanks for sharing a long look down the walkway. Have a great day.
All the best,
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (51174)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW, Tamron 72mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/8 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai & Bangkok
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-21 0:59