BAM! Here we are at Wat Phra Dhatu Chedi Luang in the old quarter of Chiang Mai, Thailand. This amazing Buddhist temple complex has been here for over seven hundred years. There was an earthquake here about four hundred years ago that caused part of the massive pagoda/stupa to collapse. At its full height the pagoda was nearly three hundred feet tall and now it is about two hundred feet or so. . .even at this post-earthquake height Chedi Luang is still the tallest pagoda in all of Thailand. There are massive five-headed dragons guarding each stairway up to the enshrined statues of Buddha on all four sides of this thing. . .huge stone elephants stand sentinel on two sides of the pagoda–many others have been worn away, stolen, and destroyed by the earthquake. . .and golden Buddhas of many sizes are found everywhere reminding us all of the potential for “enlightenment” right here, right now on planet Earth. . .mmmm, aaaahh!
I send you warm meditative vibes from Chedi Luang here in Chiang Mai. . .feel them. . .they are worthy of your attention.
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It’s lovely out there.