Space Thailand temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya

• Space Thai temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya

In Thailand, there are about 40,000 temples, and perhaps one of the most unusual - a Buddhist temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya. He looks more like a giant spaceship. On a huge dome found 300,000 gold statues of Buddha, another 700,000 are inside the temple.

Space Thailand temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya

The dome is surrounded by a ground for meditation. The temple is home to about 3,000 monks, novices and laity. (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha):

Space Thailand temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya

Its construction began in 1970 and ended in 1985. This is one of the largest temples in Thailand. (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha):

Space Thailand temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya

These days, thousands of Buddhist monks have gathered here to commemorate the 1250 people who had gathered at one time before the Buddha, who dedicated them to the monks and opened the essence of enlightenment (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha).:

Space Thailand temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya

Makha Bucha Festival falls on the full moon of the third lunar month, which usually falls in February or March. This time it is February. (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha):

Space Thailand temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya

The festive ceremony in the temples is as follows: Buddhist altar three times bypass clockwise, holding lighted candles. (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha):

Space Thailand temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya

The main aim of the festival - no redemption and cleansing your mind and enlightenment. (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha):

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Space Thailand temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya, 2017. (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha):

Space Thailand temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya