Mar 11, 2011

The Footprints of four Buddhas

See the location on Wat Phra Phutabat Si Roy Google Map


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Up in the mountains: Stairs up

Wat Phra Phutabat Si Roy วัดพระพุทธบาทสี่รอย : A long winding way through the hills leads up to this sanctuary in the mountains: By a long stairway you reach a viharn giving shelter to four Buddha footprints. The legend says, that Lord Buddha Kakusantha (also Gooksantha) left the first 6 meters long footprint on the stone called Silaprade, he was followed by Lord Buddha Konakamanomana (also Gonakomna, 4.5 meters long), Lord Buddha Kasapah (Gassapa, 3.5 meters) and Lord Buddha Kotama (Gotama, 2 meters). The last of them made the prediction, that the next Buddha, named Buddha Pra Sri Ariya Mettrai, would come here, erase the previous footprints and put his footprint in place.

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The Viharn with the four Buddha footprints

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In 1928 Princess Dara Rasmi, the consort of King Chulalongkorn, built the wiharn over the footprint. Later Pra Kruba Sriwichai renovated the place. Again in 1993 Pra Kruba Pornchai, who led a group of monks and novices, renovated the temple.

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The four footprints. See also picture by Empty Hands

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The ordination hall

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Nearby you find a meditation center. Read more by Brooke.

The recently built ordination hall, where there are portraits of the past and the current kings and famous Thai monks, has four entrances.

See a video by thaitravelguide on youtube


How to arrive: Turn left from highway 107 on the Saluang entrance. The way to the temple takes about 32 kilometers.


Read more about Mae Rim:
The Palace of Princess Dara Rasamee
Hotels and Resorts in Mae Rim แม่ริม: Holidays next to the ricefields and in the hills


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Hotels and Resorts in Mae Rim แม่ริม;
Holidays next to the ricefields and in the hills

See the locations on Mae Rim Hotels Google Map


In Mae Rim

Away Susansawan Resort: See gallery by Astudothailand


Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai:

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View from the main building

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Picture Tony Westheimer
The upper pool


Howie's HomeStay: From 25000 Bath. Neighboring the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai. A hand crafted residence on four private acres, surrounded by magnificent gardens with views of the Mae Rim mountains, the Himalayan foothills. Seven residential pavilions tucked away among tropical gardens, rippling streams and water gardens. Howie's HomeStay has been designed by Bill Bensley, an American living in Thailand for the past 25 years. Time Magazine named him the"King of exotic resorts". He created seven main structures — including living, dining, master bedroom, studio and guest spaces — as well as three salas. For that he choose recycled golden teak. The American Howard and his Thai wife Jerri are living here and receiving guests. Read more in the review by Architectural Digest. Reviewers on tripadvirsor.com are excited. Find great pictures on loveisspeed.blogspot.com

Picture by Howie's HomeStay


Mae Rim Lagoon Resort: See picture by megdewindt


Sukantara Cascade Resort:

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The lobby. See also gallery by sapalmer


The Spa Resort Chiang Mai: See gallery by NatpichaiD


Around Mae Rim

Lan Dao Resort:

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The view from Landao Resort


Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort:

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Proud Phu Fah Resort: See gallery by Emily


Read more about Mae Rim:
The Palace of Princess Dara Rasamee
The footprint of four Buddhas


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