Thai Buddha Footprints

Sacred Buddha footprint at Wat Phra Putthabat
Sacred Buddha footprint at Wat Phra Putthabat in Saraburi.
Buddha footprint at Wat Phuthaisawan
Buddha footprint at Wat Phuthaisawan in Ayutthaya.
Buddha footprint at Wat Arun
Buddha footprint at Wat Arun in Bangkok.



Before Buddha images became objects of veneration, the Buddha was often represented by a symbol, and a footprint (Phra Phutthabat) was one of the most common. Occasionally, these footprints are natural rock formations, such as the one at Saraburi's Wat Phra Phutthabat, but usually they are man-made, elaborately carved and often gilded with gold.