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  Chinese lantern with swastikas

 

Thailand

A Chinese lantern at the entrance of a Mahayana Buddhist temple near Bangkok. It is decorated with swastikas under a Chinese-style roof, known as keng, and placed on a lotus pedestal. The combination of these symbols might symbolically refer to the amalgamation of Enlightenment and ‘well-being’.