>Amazing Seashell Covered Temple


In the hills in the northern part of Taiwan there is a small temple
covered almost entirely with seashells; which makes it one of
the most amazing architectural works in the world. 
Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn,
is one of Bangkok’s best know landmarks. It stands on the west bank of the
Chao Phraya River in Thon Buri. The mosaic designs are created with seashells and bits of porcelain which  had previously been
used as ballast by boats coming to Bangkok from China.
The temple has a small tunnel lined with Buddhist gods at the
backside. This tunnel gives an underwater feel. The pictures on the wall
of the temple are made of Seashells and Corals. The whole temple is so
beautifully decorated with seashells that it takes your breath away.

Pictures provided by Fun on the Net and Awesome Asia. Visit the official Temple’s website: Temple of Dawn

About marierhoades

Beach bum, wife, mother, lover of dogs & cats. Editor of Sally Lee by the Sea, http://nauticalcottageblog.com, a beach cottage design & lifestyle website.
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5 Responses to >Amazing Seashell Covered Temple

  1. sealaura says:

    >Very Impressive, I have never seen something like this before, with all the attention to detail via the shells. WOW!

  2. >Wow – that is truly impressive. I've never seen such a thing…thank you for sharing!Have a good week.

  3. >Wow – that is a serious amount of shells. And that room filled with coral. Amazing.

  4. >like in coral world..and how many time was spent on thatcool

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