Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Buddha footprint at Wat Phra Phutthabat Nam Thip

Buddha footprint at Wat Phra Phutthabat Nam Thip

พระพุทธบาทน้ำทิพย์ (พระพุทธบาท ๗ รอย) บ้านภูพานทอง ต.สร้างค้อ อ.ภูพาน จ.สกลนคร  

On facebook, I came across this picture of a natural Buddha footprint, which intrigued me:

from: http://www.thleaks.com/7-3610/

pictures elsewhere on the web look even more impressive: 


from: http://boonvithee.blogspot.com/2011/09/18.html

Checking on map, I noticed I have been at the temple, but didn't know of the footprint which is in the forest (about 200 m from hwy 213). Ask my friend in Sakon Nakon to go there again. 

What used to be an idyllic spot (judging from the pictures above) is currently a construction site, and it's brown and dusty in dry season:



(it looks like 3 different footprints on the banner, but its' the same with pictures taken from different angles)
 

Across the road (hwy 213) is the main temple with a large golden Buddha on a white/mirror pedestal:
16.9349557,103.9039854 = 16°56'05.8"N 103°54'14.3"E



And a total of 119 sitting Buddha statues in 4 rows plus a bigger one at the end:


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