Sarah's Chonburi Pictures 1st February 2008.

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It's my second day out. This was a little local trip that only took a couple of hours .. the other Sarah tried to organize a couple of Taxi's for us from the clinic .. Mr's Suporn insisted that a couple of the clinic staff drive us round to the "Big Buddha" that overlooks Chon Buri in a couple of the clinic's vehicles .. it was this day that the Clinic Landrover Discovery refused to start .. hmmmm. I was really tired from the previous days activities, and it kept raining as well while we were out.


As we walked up the hill from where we had to leave the 4 x 4's towards the base of the Big Buddha I came across this group of pretty chickens running around near a display of small Buddha's.


The first nearly clear view of the Big Buddha as we walked up the path towards it .. it is big .. the blue and pink strip at it's feet is a cover to a little area where people could make offerings and pray .. we all did.


The orchids are what I chose for the floral offering, my incense sticks where burning behind. For the full story of the visit here see my diary entry for 1st February . It was a very emotional moment when I prayed that another might understand and still love me ..  the pictures that follow are of the "alter" area at the feet of the BIG Buddha.


Buddha's come in many forms, depicting scene's from his life I am told. The three little sheets of gold leaf that came with the flowers and incense sticks I attached to the symbols that most reflected my memories and aspirations.

For more info on who Buddha was and what the religion stands for .. click here.




Yes I look really rough .. I felt it anyway and being rained on several times didn't help .. picture care of Tina if I remember correctly.


Next stop back down the hill from the BIG Buddha has this religious centre .. well the car park anyway, to get a view over Chon Buri.


This sign is about 15 days premature .. LOL .. but I was aching to get home to Karen.


Looking out to the back of the town away from the sea .. pity about those power pylons ..


The cream / yellow building the arrow is pointing too is the Mercure hotel .. the back of it and the car park which was the main view from my room ..  DOH.


Pictures .... day 22....

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