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PROVINCIAL ESCUTCHEON

  

 

 

 

 

Phayao

The escutcheon of Phayao shows a Buddha image seated in the maravichaya position flanked on both sides by ears of rice and overarched by seven kranok motifs. The image refers to the Ton Luang image (fig.) in Wat Sri Kohm Kam, the largest Buddha image in North Thailand and of old an important symbol (kuh bahn kuh meuang) of Phayao. The seven flaming motifs (kranok) refer to the seven amphur of this province and the ears of rice are symbolic of the fertility of the soil.

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