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  Sang Praeng

 

Thailand

A singh or singha is a mythological lion considered to be the protector of Buddhist Law.  There are several types and this one, with clawed feet and a feathery tail, is also known as Sang Praeng. They are often placed as guardians to temple entrances as here at the bot of Wat Suthat (fig.).

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