Thursday’s Doors : The Peace Pagoda…

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This beautiful and ornate Pagoda is on the South Bank of the Brisbane River

“The Peace Pagoda was built by German architect Jochen Reier (APAC) on behalf of the Kingdom of Nepal.[2] Immediately, 80 tonnes of indigenous Nepalese timber were sourced from the Terai jungle forest of Nepal, carted across to the capital Kathmandu where 160 Nepalese families worked for two years at crafting its diverse elements. These were then shipped to Australia in two 40-foot containers and one 20-foot container, where they were assembled in 1988 at the Expo site by a handful of Australian workers under Nepalese supervision. The final assembly for World Expo ’88 only took a few days.” (Wikipedia)

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“The Pagoda is one of only three Nepal Peace Pagodas outside of Nepal, the other two being in Munich and Osaka, and is a close copy of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu,[2] with significant Hindu and Buddhist iconography representing the different Avatars of Shiva, buddhas in different states of meditation, or mudras, the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism, a sacred statue of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddhist deity of compassion, as well as a Peace Bell, two smaller side Pavilions, a Buddhist stupa, and a Peace Post, with the calling to World Peace in four languages Japanese, French, Spanish and English. Sanskrit prayer chants also feature inscribed on the roof eaves of the two side Pavilions, as well as the inscription for om above the central door.” (Wikipedia)

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25 thoughts on “Thursday’s Doors : The Peace Pagoda…

  1. The whole thing is rather stunning, isn’t it?


  2. The volume of intricate carving is absolutely breathtaking – what a amazing project!

  3. Incredible! Amazing detail! WOW!

  4. basildonkitchens

    Wow – this is amazing! So wonderfully handcrafted! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. 160 families worked for two years! amazingly beautiful 🙂

  6. The detail is incredible in those doors. Wow!

  7. So stunning!

  8. So beautiful, and so ornate. Fabulous photos.

  9. How beautiful.

  10. I missed so much on my few visits to Brisbane. I’m building a list for next time.

    • I’m looking forward to exploring more of Brisbane when the weather cools down. Way to hot at the moment.

  11. They are simply mind blowing the carving iare quite Magical.

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