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VIETNAM 2013 #36

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
The series about the Hang Pagoda, near Tra Vinh, starts with the flower of the Sal or Shala tree (Shorea Robusta Roxb) as it is the type of tree under which the Buddha gave his last sermon and drew his last breath.

Also according to Buddhist tradition, it is said that Queen Māyā of Sakya gave birth to the Buddha under a sal tree in a garden.

The flowers of the Sal tree have two kinds of pollen, fertile pollen in the ring stamen, and sterile pollen in the hood stamen. The flower does not have nectar. So, to attract the pollinators, it has a strong perfume.

V2 shows the entrance to Hang pagoda and V3 the path in the wood leading to the pagoda.


A big THANK YOU to Colleen (ColleenW) for her User Award.

Tags: Pagoda Vietnam Landscape and travel CHAU THANH DISTRICT TRA VINH PROVINCE KHMER KROM THERAVADA BUDDHISM SAL TREE SHOREA ROBUSTA ROXB CHUA HANG NGUYET HOA COMMUNE

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Comments


cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
28 Jun 2013 9:38AM
fine set..strong colours in V1 Grin

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Mike_S 5 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 9:42AM
What a great floral close-up. Makes me want to linger looking.

Mike.
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
28 Jun 2013 9:50AM
Cracking set !! I like it a lot!!
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
28 Jun 2013 9:59AM
Three very different images from this pagoda complex, the exotic blooms in V 1 so eye catching and the tunnel in V 2 so well exposed showing detail, and without overexposing the distant scene beyond.
Ronnie.
28 Jun 2013 10:14AM
All 3 are wonderful compositions V1 for me
Bravdo Plus
8 17 2 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 10:42AM
Excellent capture, beautiful colours on the bloom. V1 of the tree pics has it for me.

Barry
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 1:10PM
Three interesting images

Like the description of the flower and it's method of pollination

Adrian
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
28 Jun 2013 1:36PM
Lovely images Jean-Noel.GrinGrin
Ron
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
28 Jun 2013 3:28PM
A brilliant image and love the flower seen! WOW!
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
28 Jun 2013 4:24PM
What beautiful flowers....a great set, well captured
moiral 6 12 Scotland
28 Jun 2013 5:00PM
Nice set of shots and V1 is a stunner. Interesting narrative. Moira
29 Jun 2013 9:46AM
So interesting and a magnificent flower image. A

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