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  • Tom 11:27 am on September 6, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , Buddhist religion, , Chiang Dao Cave, , , , , , , , Isan, , , , , Phra Kaeow Morokot, Rattanakosin, religion, , , , , Tha Chang, , , , , , wat, Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Kaeow, Wat Phra Srisatdaram   

    THAILAND, LAND OF DHAMMA. LAND OF GOLD. 

    LAND OF DHAMMA. LAND OF GOLD.

    LAND OF DHAMMA. LAND OF GOLD.

    Thailand is a Buddhist country, a nation that reveres and upholds the Dhamma — the collected teachings of Buddhism. These are considered to be precious, like gold. Like the metal, this set of beliefs is regarded as an eternal symbol of brightness and prosperity. Thais think of their country as a land illuminated by the Buddhist religion.

    Buddhism first came to mainland Southeast Asia around the eighth century, and has thus been a part of the culture for well over a thousand years — evidence of how deeply Thais have come to embrace their religion. (More …)

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  • Tom 6:09 pm on September 4, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: ancient, ancient gold, , belts, bracelet, clutch bags, Crafting gold, , earrings, eyesight, fine art, , gold shop, goldsmith, handicraft, handwork, , knitted, necklaces, neckties, Rattanakosin, rings, Si Satchanalai, , , Thai fine art,   

    Hand-made ancient gold preserves local craftsmanship 

    Hand-made ancient gold

    Hand-made ancient gold

    Not only is gold precious but it is striking when created in delicate designs. In Thailand’s northern province of Sukhothai, an ancient gold is reproduced, thanks to the influence of local history and antique objects and remains.

    The origin of the ancient gold dated back not that long ago in this Rattanakosin period, where a local woman tried to produce a gold bracelet for her client by imitating a knitted bronze one. (More …)

     
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