Buddhist Beauty in Architecture

Buddhist Style Set Against a Mountain in Thailand

Buddhist Style Set Against a Mountain in Thailand

A engineering professor commented to the students he was leading to Southeast Asia that they should look carefully at the way things are made, because so many things are made differently and so many challenges are solved differently than we do it here.

I’m not much good at engineering, that’s for sure.   But, I do wonder at how human beings find different ways to meet the challenge of expressing  their deepest longing for the beautiful and what they feel is sacred.  Here are a few examples from Southeast Asia of Buddhist expressions of beauty in architecture.

Graceful Buddha

Graceful Buddha

Buddhist Pagoda in Laos

Buddhist Pagoda in Laos

Buddhist Bell at Pagoda in Thailand

Buddhist Bell at Pagoda in Thailand

Ancient Stuppa in Thailand

Ancient Stuppa in Thailand

 

 

 

 

 

 

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