Buddhist vs. Islamic Architecture

Buddhist vs. Islamic Architecture
Religion is about marketing, they make sure they brand their product well; normally there is some noise involved.

Bangkok, Thailand
Khao San Road - Center of Backpacker Universe
Southeast Asia
Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I see one of these curly things, I think Buddhist.

Buddhist Architecture, there are some noisemakers inside that thing.

The Buddhist Monks have the most beautiful building in Thailand, often just outside the gate is some other world.

I took this photo in Kericho, Kenya when I see something that looks like this; I again look around for the noisemaker. I believe this is Islamic, strangely, it was a little vague and questionable, and however normally religions are not a problem to identify.

Are all religions noisy?

Do you know the name of these architectural features?

Buddhist vs. Islamic Architecture


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I will grant you that every religion I can think of has distinct features to their archecture, but I dont think they are all noisy. I am LDS (Latter Day Saint) and I have yet to hear a peep from the temple when I walk the grounds.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir ???

(just joking)

Bob L,

Hadnt thought of that...Touche! :)

Andy, are you going to be in Thailand around the 1st of August?

I will be traveling around the area by then, and I might want to meet you for a cup of coffee somewhere.


Yes, every religion has its own specifications and parameters that establish its identity, so, is in the architecture of buildings. Architecture of the buildings also changed with the change of dynasty/rulers.

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