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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wat Tham Yai Promwihan Bampentham, Udon, Isaan 11.06.11

The temple is located meters form the busy Road 227, but could be kilometers away.

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Look at this in Google Earth to see that the ground spread for almost a kilometer by about 500 meters. A tranquil forest. An atmosphere for meditation and quiet reflection.
The sala in a natural overhang type cave typical to many in the region. A simple shrine, basic kutis ( monks dwellings), no TV, no gigantic buddha images. The sound of the huge bamboo stands chanting in the wind make this like so many other temples a place for meditation, not for the excesses, materialism and ostentation found now so prevalent in thaibuddhism