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  Wat Thaton (interior)

 

Thailand

Inside the pagoda of Wat Thaton (fig.), there is a labyrinth of corridors, halls and niches, that exhibit a rich variety of oriental artifacts on Buddhism and mythology.

 

Included are a number of rather unique Buddha images, many of which display rare poses and mudras.

 

  Wat Thaton (interior)

 

  Wat Thaton (interior)

 

A winding staircase shaped in the form of a dragon's body leads to the upper chamber, which houses a relic.

 

In this top hall, believers gather to worship at the shrine which is again flanked by a golden and a silver dragon, as well as two Burmese-style legged nagah (fig.), i.e. one in golden, the other silver.

See also TRAVEL PHOTOS (1), (2) and (3).

 

  Wat Thaton (interior)