DAILY PHOTO: The Giant Buddha of Wat Thai, Sarnath

Taken on October 25, 2015 at Wat Thai in Sarnath

Taken on October 25, 2015 at Wat Thai in Sarnath

 

Being one of the four most major pilgrimage sites of Buddhism, Sarnath has a number of temples built by members of countries with large Buddhist populations. Among these countries is Thailand. (FYI: There is also a Chinese Temple, a Japanese Temple, and a Tibetan Temple.) While the guidebook advice is that these modern temples are skippable, an exception might be made for Wat Thai, which is both nearby to the [unskippable] Archaeology Museum and has a giant Buddha statue.

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Here is the sign for the giant Buddha.

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DAILY PHOTO: Dhamekh Stupa and the Sarnath Ruins

Taken October 25, 2015 at Sarnath

Taken October 25, 2015 at Sarnath

Sarnath is the location of the Buddha’s first sermon, and is one of the four major pilgrimage sites for Buddhist.