Friday, January 11, 2013

Buddha Shops - Bangkok - Thailand




Buddha Shops in Bangkok can be found on one of the oldest roads in the city, it used to be an elephant trail. Bamrung Muang Road or Buddha Street as it is commonly known was one of the first roads to be paved within the city at the beginning of the twentieth century. It is now the largest centre for the supply of Buddhas and other Buddhist religious requirements, such as robes and candles in the whole of Thailand. The Buddhas come in a large range of sizes as can be seen from the photos I took when we visited this area. The street was hive of activity as Buddhas are big business not just in the temples but in private homes also.




Getting there: There are no Skytrain stations in this district so you will need to take a tuk-tuk ot taxi to get there. I have included a description of the area and a map for guidance.


Bamrung Muang Road or Thanon Bamrung Muang is one of the main roads in Bangkok. It runs in a east west direction, beginning in the west at the intersection with Ratchini Road, across from Kalayana Maitri Road, and ends in the east, at the intersection of Krung Kasem Road, where it continues as Rama I Road. 

Here is a link to a map of the area on Google. Bamrung Muang Road


We visited some of the wonderful temples during our stay in Bangkok and I intend to share photos and information in future Travel Tales.  It may be awhile before I do though, please see my note in the side column.


18 comments:

  1. These Buddhas are enormous!! I have never been to this part of the world, but your photos and descriptions make me want to visit so badly. :-) Really hoping your husband recovers soon and that you have much strength as you care for him and yourself. XO

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    1. Krista,thanks for your kind words, which are much appreciated. I know how much you love to travel so Asia is somewhere I think you would love.

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  2. Lindy , Me and Ciejay will be praying for your husband for a speedy recovery , as will our church Hope of Kanchanaburi , lots of folks praying , love you post and pictures , Malcolm and Ciejay

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    1. Malcolm and Ciejay, thankyou so very much for your wonderful support, it means so much. Maybe one day we will get to travel to Thailand again and will be able to meet you.

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  3. Wishing your husband good health. I think I will be buying a smaller Buddha

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    1. Thanks Inge, he is now home but it is a long road to recovery ahead. Indeed you would need a massive house and garden to house many of the Buddhas.

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  4. Hi Linda. I love Buddhas, and the photo of the varying sizes is amazing. Love the header photo by the way. How colourful!

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    1. There is something special about them isn't there. :)

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  5. It must be owesome to see all of this! The sizes of those statues are phenomenal!

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    1. It is indeed an amazing experience to have visited Asia.

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  6. Buddhas wonderful, but how do you bring one on the plane?

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    1. Just a small one would be ok Leovi, but a large one then I guess if you want one it has to shipped especially. :)

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  7. Hi Lindy!

    Liked your short and precise write on this.
    Thank you for taking the effort. Hope your husband is well now.

    Best,
    D

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    1. Thanks Divenita, hopefully the post provides enough info for those readers that are interested.

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  8. Thank you very much for taking time during your own troubles to comment on my blog, I really appreciate it.

    I hope that you are seeing some rays of light with your husband's illness, and I am hoping for his quick recovery. Take care of yourself, too.

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    1. Thanks Jenny I enjoy calling by my virtual friends blogs only sorry I am not getting the time to do so as often as I would like.

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  9. Thailand is absolutely one of my favorite places to visit. I'm so glad you have these rich photos to share! I'll never forget my time there :)

    I'm working on an adventure travel blog right now, hope you can check it out!

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  10. Wow, captivating statue of Lord Buddha. thanks for sharing a lot of information about Great Buddha in Thailand. if you want want to explore the Buddhist worship places in India then please visit on Land Of Lord Buddha

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