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Thailand

This house in Nonthaburi near Bangkok has the typical ngao or ‘hook’ as decoration on its roof.

 

Ngao is the popular name for the antefix on traditional Thai houses, which are referred to as Reuan Thai (fig.).

See also POSTAGE STAMPS (1) and (2), as well as THEMATIC STREET LIGHT.

 

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