Only in Thailand...

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Only in Thailand...

Postby appicchato » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:28 pm

Funnily enough, it's right up the road from moi...I'm off...

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Re: Only in Thailand...

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:42 pm

I thought it was silver when I saw the pic!

It is very beautiful non-the-less.
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Re: Only in Thailand...

Postby salmon » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:58 am

Stainless Steel?! OMG...the heat!!! :shock:
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Re: Only in Thailand...

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:14 am

salmon wrote:Stainless Steel?! OMG...the heat!!! :shock:

My first thought was ... the glare!!!
Better wear sunglasses to approach it, Ven Appicchato :tongue:
But you can tell us what it's like inside. My guess is that it might even be a fraction cooler than similar buildings in more traditional materials, because of the reflecting exterior.
(BTW: I think your thread title is a bit unfair. Cambodians love stainless steel, too.)

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Re: Only in Thailand...

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:44 am

Looks interesting!

Here New Zealand and Australiathere's a fashion to use corrugated iron (which used to be only used for farms sheds) in various applications...

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Re: Only in Thailand...

Postby Paññāsikhara » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:41 am

mikenz66 wrote:Looks interesting!

Here New Zealand and Australiathere's a fashion to use corrugated iron (which used to be only used for farms sheds) in various applications...

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When I was in South Africa, one day we went around the area where they have the various embassies and consulates of various nations. Each building kind of reflects the attitude of the country in general. I got a great laugh when we saw the Kiwi one, it had a couple of corrugated iron sculptured cows standing on the grass out front. Iconic.
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Re: Only in Thailand...

Postby effort » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:47 am

Like no other, this outstanding ubosot, or Buddhist chapel, is crafted from stainless steel and is uniquely built to impress religious worshippers and visitors alike.


and anybody could estimate how much this worship cost?

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Re: Only in Thailand...

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:50 am

mikenz66 wrote:Looks interesting!

Here New Zealand and Australiathere's a fashion to use corrugated iron

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I once, years ago, saw in a travel book a photo of a Burmese temple made of corrugated metal. It was quite lovely.
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Re: Only in Thailand...

Postby salmon » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:08 am

effort wrote:
Like no other, this outstanding ubosot, or Buddhist chapel, is crafted from stainless steel and is uniquely built to impress religious worshippers and visitors alike.


and anybody could estimate how much this worship cost?


No need to guess, according to the link:

It took seven years and Bt30 million to complete the Buddhist chapel, which was 4.5m wide, 12m tall, and 9.5 in length. Apart from the ubosot, a large Buddha image in stainless steel of 15m in height was also built within the same premises in order to honour His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Like.no.other ... hmmm sounds like the tagline for an electronics brand.
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Re: Only in Thailand...

Postby Ben » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:18 am

Stainless steel would not have been my choice of media.
But then again, neither would corrugated iron!
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