Thai Buddhas are particularly popular in the Netherlands, there are many types and forms, but almost all are praised for their beautiful face and headdress. Almost without exception, the wooden sculptures are made around the northern Chiang Mai while the bronzes are often rooted in Ayutthaya just next to the capital Bangkok. Oriental Art carries the Thai images for more than 30 years in the range.
Buddhism in Thailand is the main religion of the country. In 2011 depended 94.6% of the 66.7 million inhabitants of the religion. The main flow in the land is formed by the theravadaboeddhisme. Archaeological evidence shows that Buddhism in Myanmar in about the 6th century n.Chr.naar Thailand can be delivered Possible Buddhism was already present in Thailand, of which this at the earliest in the year 228 BC. been by Uttar Sthavira, one of the sons of the Indian King Asoka, an Indian ruler in the 3rd century BC. and great promoter and protector of Buddhism. The flow between the 8th and 13th centuries was the most common in Thailand, it was hinayanaboeddhisme. Then spread it theravadaboeddhisme hands of the former kings of Thailand. This influence was mainly due to the contacts that existed at that time with Ceylonese Buddhists. In 1851 Rama IV succeeded his deceased brother Rama III. Rama IV was a Buddhist monk when he ascended the throne and he reformed during his reign Buddhism in the country to form as early 21st century still practiced. He did this by stimulating the Dhammayut school that attaches great importance to the rules of the Vinaya. He was succeeded by Rama V who was also an active advocate of Buddhism. So he cast a Pali Canon in early 21st century is considered one of the most important and most complete of its kind. A later reform ensured that the king was in charge of the whole Sangha in Thailand.
Carving out a big Buddha in Thailand and a minor in Myanmar.