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  Lohaprasat

 

Thailand

The Lohaprasat of Wat Ratchanaddah in 1993. It is the only example of this type of edifice existing intact today and was built on the orders of Rama III in memory of his granddaughter Princess Sohmanat Watana Wadih. It has seven floors and is surrounded on the outside by several small chedi-like spikes, 24 on the second floor and 12 on the fourth. In 2003, the walls were painted white and the pinnacles black (fig.); and in 2016, the peaked rooftops were gilded (fig.).

See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2), POSTAGE STAMPS (1) and (2), and QUADCOPTER PICTURES (1) and (2).

1345'17.6"N 10030'15.2"E