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  Ban Dam

 

Thailand

Besides Thai-style art and artifacts, the eccentric Ban Dam museum in Chiang Rai also features some Balinese and Burmese objects. These carved ornamental gates are in Burmese-style...

 

... as are the creatures that flank this gate, i.e. two typical legged nagah (fig.), i.e. naga-like creatures, yet with legs, while the two fierce-looking door guardians are Bedogol, i.e.  Balinese style dvarapala (fig.).

 

  Ban Dam

 

  Ban Dam

 

The museum's garden also has some more modern and futuristic edifices, such as these igloo-like structures.

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