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The Miracle
He had traveled by ship to Chumpon Province, there was a big wave and the ship could not get. They had to stay in the sea for 7 days until there was no food and water left. Luang Phoe Tuad put his feet in to the sea, then told everyone to drink it and gather the water to stock them up for supply. The sea's water was savorless/fresh, just like common drink water. This give him the name "Luang Phoe Tuad Stand over tasteless Sea" until today. His amulets are one of the best protections among Thai people.

About the place
Wat Huay Mongkol houses the largest statue of Luang Phor Thuad in the world in a park-like setting that attracts large numbers of visitors especially on holidays and weekends. The Luang Phor Thuad image sits on a pedestal with four other smaller images in niches where the faithful pastes gold-leaf in honour of Luang Phor Thuad. Wat Huay Mongkol is 13km west of Hua Hin.

About the shot
Taken during sunset in RAW, WB adjusted to achieve the warm tone, black adjusted to darken the FG. Soften the image a bit. Also before taking this shot, i've waited for this man behind the flag to give viewers an idea how big the statue is.

Model: Nikon D50
Shutter: 1/400
F-Stop: f/11.0
ISO: 200
Flash: did not fire

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