Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Trees on chedis

Trees on chedis

Ayutthaya Wat Phra Ngam วัดพระงาม
14.354171, 100.545884 = 14°21'15.0"N 100°32'45.2"E
Notice how symmetrical the tree grows on top of the chedi:

Ayutthaya Wat Na Phramen วัดหน้าพระเมรุ
14.363015,100.558468 = 14°21'46.9"N 100°33'30.5"E
Only 3 km by air from previous tree!

And it has a Buddha head grown in (that one was probably planted, I have never a seen a Buddha head on a chedi before):

the tree in front of the wat has some brickwork underneath as well:

Kanchanaburi Wat Nong Pling วัดหนองปลิง
14.293712,99.807010 = 14°17'37.4"N 99°48'25.2"E

Only due to unusual conical shape of trunk did I suspect a chedi under the tree, and then from the other side saw some bricks:

When I saw the tree on chedi in Wat Phra Ngam, I thought of
Baobab tree in The Little Prince
asteroid 325, but people on Earth call it asteroid B-612

from: http://www.thelittleprince.com/The-Little-Prince-has-been-taking-care-of-his-planet-since-1942/

update 23sep2017: 
chedi/tree 22sep2017 Wat Pho Bang O วัดโพธิ์ บางโอ
13°48'34.1"N 100°28'20.0"E 13.809458, 100.472213

update 7nov2017: Sri Satchanalai historical park
Singhburi Wat Phra Kaew (Chedi Klang Thung) (Wat Chedi Klang Thung) วัดพระแก้ว(เจดีย์กลางทุ่ง) (วัดเจดีย์กลางทุ่ง)

Copyright 2017 ChristianPFC except little prince picture

1 comment:

  1. Almost as impressive as ones in some of Angkorian ruins, my favorite for trees hugging bricks are Ta Som and Sambor Prei Kuk


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