Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Gorgeous Chinese temple architecture in Bangkok

As you mosey around the tiny hidden back streets of Chinatown you can't help but virtually trip over ornate temples. Whether they are peeping from courtyards or standing bolshie and brash on the street corner.

Chinese temples host a wealth of decorative flourishes, from the detailed painting on the entrance gates to the exquisite, fantastical roof tableaux with dragons, flowers, waves and overwhelming colours.

Every inch of these places of contemplation is smothered in colourful, meaningful decoration.

Huge demon warriors watch over the faithful as well as glaring at snap happy tourists.

Temples are always some of my favourite photo opportunities.

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