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RELIGION & MYTHOLOGY

 

 

 

  ngyak

 

Thailand

In Buddhist legends as well as in the jataka stories, mermaids, called ngyak in Thai, are often mentioned. Consequently they are also represented in Buddhist temples, as on the gable of this wat, in Kanchanaburi.

See also POSTAGE STAMPS (1), (2), (3) and (4), as well as TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2).