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BERLIN - GERMANY . 2010 -- 20100926-20101001 Koh Samui, Thailand 12-metre tall, golden statue of the Lord Buddha sitting on a high platform at the top of a wide staircase decorated with dragons, dominates the scene. Built in 1972, the enormous sitting Buddha sits within the Phra Yai Temple complex on a small island just off the northern shore of the island. A friendly Dutch Souvenir dealer here told me that there are at least three types of Buddha which are pictured, depending on which part of Thailand the representation comes from. The big Buddha is a southern Thailand sculpture so I bought the southern Thailand representation which you can see in the picture. Like my Facebook page; www.facebook.com/pages/Souvenirs-by-Michael-Hughes/130839...

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Taken on September 30, 2010