Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

In response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, please post a photo that is unusual in some way for you, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way.

Unusual Thailand

Huay Mongkol Temple
Huay Mongkol temple complex located some 15 kilometers west of Hua Hin, is famous for its enormous statue of one of Thailand’s most famous monks, named Luang Phor Thuad. The statue, which is about 12 meters high and 10 meters wide. Luang Phor Thuad, whose name is sometimes spelled Luang Phor Thuat, lived some 400 years ago in Southern Thailand. He is now famous all over the country for the miracles that he performed. It was said that Luang Phor Thuad turned salt water into fresh, drinkable water on multiple occasions.

Huay Mongkol Temple
Wat Huay Mongkol temple complex located Hua Hin, On each side of the giant statue, there is a huge wooden elephant. Local people walk in circles under the belly of the elephants wishing for good luck.
Big Buddha Temple
Big Buddha sitting 15 meters tall was built in 1972 by the local society to give visitors a place to pay respect to The Lord Buddha. This monumental landmark is placed on the islands Northern shore of Koh Samui Thailand.
Temple Thailand
Buddha temple near ao manao Prachuab kiri khan Thailand
Pranburi Temple
Pranburi temple near Hua Hin Thailand.
Wang Wiwekaram Temple
Wang Wiwekaram Temple was built on the donation of villagers who had faith in Abbot Uttama. It is the shrine of Mon’s pride and the most important temple of Sangkhlaburi. The landmark is the59-meter high replica of Chedi Buddhakhaya. The top of the Chedi contains Buddha’s relics from Sri Lanka. The shrine houses “Luang Por Khao”, a large white marble Buddha image. Near the lake is an exotic bell tower built in Mon architecture.
Rong Khun Temple
Rong Khun temple a contemporary unconventional buddhist and Hindu temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Construction began in 1997 cast in cement and reflective glass.
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Buddha statue and Turtle at Wat Tham Khao Tao a large temple in the village of Khao Tao, Hua Hin Thailand.
Golden Buddha Statue
Golden Buddha statue Thailand
Gold Face
Head of a golden Buddha statue before completion
Sitting Buddhas
Chinese-style, smiling Buddha Plai Laem temple Koh Samui Thailand
Temple Lady Statue
Decorative lady Buddha statue at Wat Tham Khao Tao, a large temple in the village of Khao Tao, Hua Hin Thailand.
Thai Statues
Rustic figurines, and statues, set amongst the overgrown flora at Ao Noi Temple Prachuab kiri khan Thailand
Banyan Tree Buddha
Stone Buddha Head in Banyan Tree Roots at Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand

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