Chofa In Wat Arun

Chofa in Wat Arun

The aculeate objects were attached to the edge of the roof

Shot at Wat Arun, a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand.

The roofs in the precinct were painted in the same orange color. And they were rimmed with deep green. The roof of the building in this photo was same. The orange roof looked really sharp with the strong sun. Like other Buddhist temples, the roofs were layered. And an enigmatic decorations was placed on each roof. They were called Chofa.

Chofa is a sacramental decoration. And it is widely seen in the Buddhist temples not only in Thailand, but also in other Southeast Asian countries. It is believed that the decoration presents Garuda, which is a legendary bird originally found in Hindu mythology. And it becomes incorporated into Buddhism.

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Information of this photo

Photo No.
10609
Shooting Date
Sep 2017
Posted On
June 17, 2018
Place
Bangkok, Thailand
Genre
Architectural Photography
Archive
JUN 2018 ARCHITECTURE THAILAND
Camera
SONY ALPHA 7R II
Lens
SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA
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