February 16, 2015

WPC [Symmetry]: Sanctuary of Truth

Pattaya, 2009


Beyond the light, the opening on one of the entrances of this temple commands a celestial view of the ocean in Pattaya, Thailand.

Made entirely of wood and with no wooden nails, this place seems alive with the heart and soul of wood carvers who have constantly been constructing this gorgeous architecture in the last 30 years and still continues on till today.

The Sanctuary of Truth has every square inch of its 20-storey-tall building covered in delicate hand-crafted wood carving bearing the artistic consolidation of Hindu and Buddhists Gods and Goddesses, with centuries of religious myths embedded into symbolical of achieving greater spiritual enlightenment.

The symmetrical architecture is impressive, upholding four wings that are dedicated to Thai Khmer, Chinese and Indian religious iconography.

On the other side of the light shining through the symmetrical wing, there stood a pregnant woman, with a camera on one hand and who was, at that time, feeling more asymmetrical, swaying from side as she waddled herself around the ginormous area in search for a place to rest.

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge Symmetry

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