Snowstorm at the Marble Temple

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One of the strangest tweets that I saw today was by @yordyings who said that there was a heavy snowstorm at the Marble Temple (Wat Benchamabopit). No, he hadn’t gone crazy, nor was it snowing in Bangkok. @yordyings is a diplomat at the Thai Embassy in Tokyo. Apparently there is a tradition in Japan to build snow replicas of famous buildings from around the world. Check out his timeline for more pictures.

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RT @yordyings: Wat Benchamabopit under heavy snow at Sapporo http://t.co/s5UshmXA

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2 thoughts on “Snowstorm at the Marble Temple

  • February 6, 2013 at 1:02 am
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    It’s the SnowFestival in Hokkaido(Sapporo city), northern Japan, in February every year.
    The festival is to make sculptures with snow and Thai artists are quite famous there for their skills.
    http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5311.html

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  • February 6, 2013 at 4:56 am
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    Annual snow festival in Sapporo, Hokkaido Region. Thai politicians like to go and see it, officially! So embassy staff accompany them.

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