Friday, 5 December 2014

Meditation at the Wat Mai Khao temple, Phuket

The Wat Mai Khao temple is not well known and they receive very few visitors. We discovered it on our way to Mai Khao beach. The temple is dedicated to meditation and the monks who live here don't interact with outsiders.

We were surprised to see that the temple was so well maintained with decorated facades and roof. The interior is just an open hall for meditation, the white walls show no items which could distract the monks. An interesting temple to make a short stop.

De Wat Mai Khao tempel is niet bekend en krijgt heel weinig bezoekers. Wij ontdekten de tempel onderweg naar het Mai Khao strand. De tempel is toegewijd aan meditatie en de monniken die hier leven zoeken geen communicatie met buitenstaanders. 

Tot onze verrassing was de tempel zeer goed onderhouden met versieringen aan de gevels en het dak. De binnenzijde is een gewone witte hal zonder voorwerpen dat de monniken kunnen afleiden. Een interessante tempel voor een kort bezoek.
 
Wat Mai Khao Temple Phuket

Wat Mai Khao Temple Phuket

Wat Mai Khao Temple Phuket

Wat Mai Khao Temple Phuket

Wat Mai Khao Temple Phuket dragons

Wat Mai Khao Temple Phuket

Wat Mai Khao Temple Phuket

Wat Mai Khao Temple Phuket

Wat Mai Khao Temple Phuket

Wat Mai Khao Temple Phuket

Wat Mai Khao Temple Phuket

Wat Mai Khao Temple Phuket

Wat Mai Khao Temple Phuket orchidee

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10 comments:

  1. These serpents look very foreboding and it is like they want to scare all visitors away. To me, this is a horrible place. Also, we are to interact with people and help them. Not live alone and scare people away.

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  2. Most stunning artwork, and the trees and shrubs especially in the second photo are beautiful!

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  3. Toch een heel aparte levenswijze, Filip...
    Lie(f)s.

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  4. zulke tempels hebben toch steeds iets magisch!

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  5. I love the combination of red and gold on the outside of the temple, it is very beautiful

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  6. altijd leuk iets te vinden waar je niets verwacht. Lieve groet en fijn weekend, Dietmut

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  7. The colours are really beautiful and look good together. Photos are lovely.

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  8. Wonderful shots from Phuket Filip, it's been such a long time since I was there.

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