Photographer's Note

Wat Phan Tao, also written Wat Pantao, is a Buddhist temple located at the heart of old Chiang Mai city, in the junction of Ratchadamnoen Road and Phra Pok Klao Road. The name Wat Phan Tao means "Monastery of a Thousand Kilns". The name is believed to refer to the casting of the numerous Buddha images for its even bigger neighbour, Wat Chedi Luang, located right next door.

The viharn of Wat Phan Tao has a three-tier roof which you can see in the BG. The front façade is simply exquisite. I could say it is one of the most magnificent buildings in Chiang Mai.

The front entrance is guarded by Burmese-style lions, singha in Thai, or chinthe in Burmese.....I this POV to use the lens distortion effect enhance the majestic nature of the magnificent sculpture!

Picture taken at 16:47 Chiang Mai Time (Exif shows India time)

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