Saturday, February 16, 2008

Bodhi Tree


Bodhi Tree, originally uploaded by c_p_lew.

This is the Bodhi Tree at Wat Meaung Wa. It's amazing how big it is, spreading its branches over a quarter of the courtyard of the temple. At its base is a figure of a monk (under the umbrella) carrying a small bag and an umbrella. On the other side of the tree is a small spirit house, where people make offerings for the spirits of the place and of the Bodhi tree. Behind the tree is a long shed which protects the long boats until the time of the boat racing festival after the Buddhist Lent.

5 comments:

Andrea said...

Interesting post about an interesting tree.

dot said...

Interesting and unusual to me. Thanks for joining Sky Watch!

Yolanda said...

Such an interesting shot and such an unusual subject and history.

Angie said...

Great picture and a great site. It seems your found your niche.

bellamocha said...

A great picture...and quite poignant with the Monk sitting under it...the tree so large and he so small. It reminds me how much greater, more powerful, nature is than mankind.