August 21, 2009
Atop Corocovado mountain, in Rio de Janeiro's Sao Cristovão district, stands the famous open-armed Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), welcoming visitors to the "Marvelous City." Not quite so high but perhaps no less impressive (in spirit, at least) is Wat Phra That Khao Noi, a temple in northern Thailand, with its towering Buddha keeping watch over the Nan valley. Its hilltop perch rises 800 feet above the town below.
Add a comment with a link to your favorite Buddha and we'll pick one to include in our next Buddhawatch post.
(This find was clipped from Calypso Island Chronicles' "photo of the week." CIC is the blog of Calypso Island Tours.)