Sunday, June 9, 2013

Unfinished Buddha on Khao Bandai It Mountain

Unfinished Buddha
Unfinished Buddha
When I first went to the “Palace on the Mountain” or “Phra Nakhon Khiri” in March of 2008, I saw this unfinished Buddha on the adjacent mountain and thought about it for many years. On my return to the palace late last year I expected to see a completed Buddha but was shocked to see that the “unfinished Buddha was pretty much the same state as I saw it those many years ago. I am a curious kind of guy and I wanted to see this Buddha up close and maybe find out more. What I found was even more curiouser,… The Buddha was indeed unfinished and totally overgrown, as if forgotten. It seems the local temple, who was sponsoring the construction, ran out of funding and the Buddha was left as it was to have the jungle invade and the grounds decay. But the area of the Buddha had a fantastic view of the Phetchaburi Area, even the palace where I first spied this Buddha in this unfinished state.

As I investigated these modern day ruins, my imagination got the better of me and I wondered if this Buddha would ever get a chance to be completed or if I could be of any help in its completion. I know I will remember this “unfinished Buddha on the Maintain and one never knows what the future might hold… I hope I will return..  And you can tell me if you enjoy the photos...

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Unfinished Buddha on Khao Bandai It Mountain, a set on Flickr.

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