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  ho klong

 

Thailand

An enormous temple drum, known as klong inthaperih, named after and erected adjacent to a statue of Indra (fig.), the Vedic god of war, in the drum tower (ho klong) of Wat Phra Sri Chinarat in Pitsanulok. In some temples the drum tower is combined with the belfry (ho rakhang - fig.) and some temple drums are slim and long with only one drum head enabling them to be stood upright (fig.).