04:00PM Feb 22, 2009
The final shots from my latest trip to Mingmongkol Buddha in Chalong, Phuket. Here's one of the Buddha's students whom, I'm told, usually accompany a large buddha image.
02:00AM Feb 21, 2009
At over 24 metres high, it's hard to get a photo of the Buddha statues face; you're always looking up. Each of those fingers are about the width of a man. More from the Mingmongkol Buddha to come.
04:00PM Feb 20, 2009
Taken in June 2008 here's the Mingmongkol Big Buddha while under construction. The structure is mainly reenforced cememnt which is plated with marble tiles. To help fund the project, visitors to the site could purchase one of the marble tiles to write their own message on, which would then be included in the final structure forever ! Well atleast for a few months until the weather completely removed all the marker ink. I purchased one. ...
11:00PM Feb 19, 2009
A statue from the Mingmongkol Buddha site in Phuket. Sited atop a hill overlooking the south of the island, the view is one of the best in Phuket.
01:00AM Feb 19, 2009
I'm going to be uploading some more shots from the buddha statue site over the next few days. I've created a new Mingmongkol Gallery to house the photos. I like the perspective in this one, but could have done with using my off-camera flash.
07:42AM Feb 17, 2009
Shot yesterday on Nai Yang Beach, Phuket. I briefly joined these local metal detectorers(sp?) on their quest for hidden treasure.