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maha lakshmi

This is Hindu goddess Lakshmi.­

Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity (both material and spiritual), light, wisdom, fortune, fertility, generosity and courage; and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm.­ For more information about goddess Lakshmi, read: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Lakshmi

We found this amazing semi-abandoned (or not yet completely constructed) park in the middle of nowhere, near Phu Ruea, west of Loei, in rural northern Thailand.­

We jumped over a fence to get in the park and take some photos.­

This park's theme was Hinduism, but the style was very disneyish.­ I have no idea what this place is.­ If you know more about it, please email me or post a comment.­

Check out my other photos of this park.

Route 203, San Tom, Phu Ruea, Loei 42160, Thailand
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Those photos were shot in Thailand in May 2008 (Bangkok) and in March-April 2005, where I traveled with my friend Anke Rega.

Related Set: Forensic medicine museum - Siriraj Hospital (Bangkok).

Our 25-day tour in 2005 included, in chronological order, Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Kanchanabury, Nam Tok, Erawan, Nam Tok Huai Mae Khamin, Thong Pha Phum, Sangkhla Buri, Wat Wang Wiwekaram, Ban Pa Rai Nok, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phanom Rung, Si Racha, Chantaburi, Ko Chang, Phimai, Nong Khai, Ban Phu, Wang Saphung, Loei, Dan Sai, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Si Ratchanalai, Chiang Mai, Tham Chiang Dao, Chiang Rai, Tha Ton, the Wieng Haeng loop, Pai, Muang Paeng, Tham Lot, and many other fantastic places that are not on the maps.­

We were lucky to be in the Phanom Rung historical park during the annual festival, during which the history and legends associated with this religious monument are re-enacted by hundreds of actors, dancers and musicians in a very impressive celebration.­

We also had the chance to be in Chiang Mai during Songkran, the Thai New Year (April 13th through the following week-end).­ During this holidays period, a Thai tradition consists in throwing copious amounts of water to others as a way to wish a happy new year.­ Chiang Mai's old defensive moat provide a endless source of water for the occasion.­

Camera used: Sony DSC F828 (8 Mega-pixel) with 4GB Microdrive.­

Anke and I found this amazing semi-abandoned (or not yet completely constructed) park in the middle of nowhere, near Phu Ruea, west of Loei, in rural northern Thailand.­

We jumped over a fence to get in the park and take some photos.­

This park's theme was Hinduism, but the style was very disneyish.­ I have no idea what this place is.­ If you know more about it, please email me or post a comment.­

thanks, this is corrected. Indeed, this is goddess Lakshmi.
sorry to correct you again.. but this is goddess Lakshmi. The godess of wealth. Saraswati is always in white.. You can google saraswati if you want. u'll find her only in hite.. then google lakshmi.. you'll find out that this is indeed lakshmi :) shes the godess of prosperity and wealth
thanks. i have corrected the image title.
The goddess is not Kali but Saraswati!