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PROVINCIAL ESCUTCHEON

  

 

 

 

 

Nakhon Sri Thammarat

The escutcheon of Nakhon Sri Thammarat shows the chedi of Wat Mahathat Wora Maha Wihaan with a halo and surrounded by the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac (fig.). The aureole refers to the fact that the spire of this chedi is made from pure gold. The zodiac refers to the twelve protectorates each of which has a sign from the Chinese zodiac as its logo. These are clockwise: Saiburi (the rat), Pattani (the ox), Klantan (the tiger), Pahang (the rabbit), Traiburi, read Saiburi, (the dragon), Phattalung (the snake), Trang (the horse), Chumphon (the goat), Banthai Semoh (the monkey), Songkhla (the cock), Takuapah (the dog), and Kraburi (the pig).

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