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  Wat Nong Nok Chum

 

Thailand

The buildings of Wat Nong Nok Chum (fig.), a Buddhist temple in Kamphaeng Phet, are mostly built out of wood, often using large trunks of exceptional trees as pillars, and of which many have multiple burrs.

 

East of the north gate is an elongated sala-style open pavilion with three wooden Buddha images, two reclining Buddha images and one seated in the maravijaya pose.

 

  Wat Nong Nok Chum

 

  Wat Nong Nok Chum

 

The wihaan, located near the north gate, resembles a wooden chalet of which the northern staircase is flanked by a green naga on one side and a blue chang patjay naaken, which has the body of a snake with the head of an elephant on the other side (fig.).

 

On the inside, the structure is also made of wood and the principal Buddha image it houses is of a dark chestnut colour.

See also TRAVEL PICTURE (1)and (2).

1618'23.2"N 9946'22.2"E

 

  Wat Nong Nok Chum