Important: ALL images were works of Mr.
Weerapong Srivichai®, Chiangmai News. All images copyright
2004 All rights Reserved.
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A rare 1200
years old HariPunCahi
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Wat Phra Sing
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Lamphun ("Lumphun or Lampoon"). This beauty,
aged around 100 years old was from Wat Phra Khong (kong). Very well preserved after
taken out from the pagoda (krue). Given to me by Weerapong for others to share northern
Thai Buddhist images (but I refused to accept it as a gift as I know how much would
it cost). I provide two explosive view for detail viewing. If you have keen interest
in Phra Khong, just contact Weerapong, I think he can let go to people who knows
how to appreciate good images.
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2515 limited edition solid 24k I was told Gold Only 9 units have been produced...This
was in my possession now hehe ..
Wat Phra Khong (Kong)
NOTE:- Some of these very old Buddhist
amulets are for sale
- as Weerapong intends to get a new home for his family, I have suggested to him
to sell some of these to raise money as downpayment (banks sometimes can be very
realistic on age of borrowers.. He agreed and also listen to my advice - offers Money
back guaranteed terms. If anyone of you wishes to have a good, old pieces for yourself
and/or family members/ you can contact him via the phone numbers below.
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View (103k) Base View
Along with the Phra
Khong Weerapong tried to give me was this absolute beauty - a mid sized statue (approx.
6") on one of the greatest Buddhist legendary Lanna monk of Northern Thailand,
Phra Kroobar Srivichai, 1878~1938 (Some pronnouned him as "Khru
or "Tan Phra Krueba Srivichai"). This statue was originally
made by the Prakrueng Chiangmai Association Group. Aged around 70 years (2005), For
those who may like on its authentication, it has won the first price on Chiangmai
Amulet Competition in 2001. Concealed inside with hairs of Phra Kroobar Srivichai
as well as hairs of Kroopbar Daung Dee, a living legend (currently aged 100 years
old - still alive) as well as some smaller amulets inside. The base is sandwiched
with many old Thai Coins.Weerapong got to know I have just recently moved to the
new office in Wisma Central, Jalan Ampang, he wants me to keep this along with my
Nang Kwak, Yi-sep Har Satawap whom uncle Wichien installed for me. But I told him,
I might as well try to introduce this great piece to someone (partly I know he is
in the midst of getting a new house, might as well try to raise some cash for him,
huh ?). Just contact him if this lovely image can pull your heartstrings or if you
are also looking one midsize statue for office or at home. Anyway, this is one good
chance to own one of the greatest guru monk of Northern Thailand. By the way, throughout
the years, Srivichai has directly enabled construction of 96 Thai Temples in and
round northern Thailand.
One of the hobby Weerapong
was in the designing of Necklace to hold amulets/pendants. I would think the two
he made for me as personal gift are also art (Chiangmai folks are very creative people,
as you can see the exhibits at the night plaza). The shown piece (mine is a little
different from the stones used) consists of Silver from India. The green stones =
Dwara-Wadee; Red Stone = Dwanawa-Dee; the Green & Blue stones = Srivichai; The
Black are from the shapless of Lueng Phor Suk Wat Makam Toaw. During this trip, he
said the the stones are rare now, but he will be making another one for me to hold
three amulets (He insist I pay him for the cost of the gold only).
for those of you who may be visiting Chiangmai, do give him a call. He is a passionate
guy and very very friendly and since other than writing column for Amulets, he also
write for GOOD PLACES for Food in Chiangmai, how nice HUH ?? The recent trip I went,
He brought me to a very interesting temple and a very "strange" monk who
can perform long-long lanna (anceint scripts of India) prayer for blessing
... well, just
let him know you are referred by me.
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Srivichai® <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Tel: +66(0)66569515
/ +6694313989), aged 53, a veteran journalist attaching to the Chiang Mai News
Network. He writes a weekly column on the newspaper relates to Thai amulets,
interesting temples and individual character that relates to this highly popular
local hobby. He travels extensively around the Kingdom and has great interest in
collectibles. Loves wine, cigar and appreciates beautiful women except that he is
now attaching to a very beautiful wife, Miss Piyathida who attaches to a local
hospital. He has three children, one works in Japan, the eldest son who runs a digital
studio business in Lampang and a 7 years old son. A great character by nature, a
very passionate guy indeed. Here is an article (528k)
he wrote about my visit, haha ...lastly, if anyone of you are interested in acquiring
amulets from Northern Thai provinces, you call call him directly.