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Chedi, "Wat Asdangkhanimit" -1892, Koh Sichang

Atsadangkhanimit Church

One of many interesting buildings to see on Ko Sichang. In 1892 King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) decided to build a royal summer retreat, the Phra Chudadhuj Palace and this Chedi, "Wat Asdangkhanimit".

The building itself, For outside view see another photo, by the same photographer., is in a spherical shape with arched roof and a Sinhalese style stupa stacked on top. Arched doors and windows of the Chedi are decorated with Gothic stained glass.

Inside the temple, there is a consecrated hall (ubosot) constructed in a round shape to resemble a pagoda base. Lan Prataksin or terrace for ceremonial walking ran around the hall. In front, King Chulalongkorn planted the Maha Bodhi Tree, brought from Ceylon.

Koh Sichang is a wonderful island, small enough to walk everywhere. It has not only sun, sand and clean ocean waters, but also so many interesting places to visit. Only very few (mostly Thai) tourists, friendly and honest local people. I spend 4 very relaxing days there.

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  • Uploaded on March 6, 2013
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    by tor tom
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/03/16 12:37:10
    • Exposure: 0.077s (1/13)
    • Focal Length: 4.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash