Chofa In Wat Arun

Chofa in Wat Arun
Shot at Wat Arun, a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The aculeate objects were attached to the edge of the roof

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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Jun 2018 ARCHITECTURE THAILAND

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PHOTO DATA

No

10609

Shooting Date

Sep 2017

Posted On

June 17, 2018

Modified On

January 16, 2020

Place

Bangkok, Thailand

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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