Koh Samui, Many hands, nothing to do! (Wat Plai Laem)

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Wat Plai Laem, huge statue of Mae Kuan Im, 18-armed Buddha (built in 2004), located in BoPhut, Koh Samui, near to the Big Buddha.

These statues should be build in many counties to illustrate the current state of economy! Too many hands and nothing to do!

Mae Kuan Im (Guan Im - in China), the goddess of mercy, and friend of mankind is one of the most famous Chinese Buddha Images. Her name in Chinese means the name of the one who hears the cries of the world. She was an actual person who chose to follow the path of wisdom and service. After many incarnations, she was able to reach the nirvana, Buddhist ultimate goal. Nowadays, Guan Im is an important element of Buddhism, especially in China and East Asian countries.

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BritPlom on October 16, 2012

Superb photo!


Greetings, François

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on October 16, 2012

Why do you say nothing to do? This God protect so many souls!! Sorry I´m joking-- Wonderful place excellent photo--like 17--AnaM

Danielcarlsbad on October 17, 2012

Gorgeous capture, I LIKE it very much.

Greetings, Daniel

_A_d on October 18, 2012

Excellent photo of this holy place

>>> LIKE 20 <<<



caryca51 on January 28, 2014

Piękny obraz<FL>Z przyjaznymi pozdrowieniami z Polski.Elka

Alex Kov on October 26, 2014

L+F Alex

Georgi B. Todorov on October 27, 2014

Another good shot my friend!LIKE+F

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on October 27, 2014

Greetings Tomas, Wonderful place and excellent photo. L 24! Thank you for your visit and the kind words.

Cheers, Viktor

Zygmunt Borowski on October 27, 2014

....so many hands????? ...good picture - like

Friendly greetings from Poland - Zygmunt

Cornleo on October 27, 2014

Very impressive picture :-))

YSL, many greetings from Lisboa, Agathe

FPG24E on October 27, 2014

Great shot. L+F.

Best wishes.

travelerosmx on October 27, 2014

Wow! Interesante monumento!
Saludos cordiales!

trolvag on October 28, 2014

Impressive monument, nice shot. Best regards.

Lalakukk - I want th… on October 29, 2014

Nagyon szép és nagyon érdekes felvétel

L+F 29/7

Üdvözletem Magyarországról : Lala

Shain Paiment on November 1, 2014

beautiful shot F+L

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 19, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/03/31 09:42:06
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 7.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired