David N. Snyder wrote:Thanks for posting those photos. Beautiful. I love that architecture, with the layered roofs.
You're welcome Dr. Thank you for this wonderful site!!
Yes, the architecture is actually quite mind-blowing in their intricacy and detail especially when considered against the backdrop that many of these temples are approaching 700 years old as I recall. The love and dedication to the completion and preservation of these structures, and to the Dhamma itself, is inspiring. Can you imagine what it took to build them without power tools? The very low sweeping roof lines are from the northern Thai Lanna influence.
"To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas" - Dhammapada 183