Thai architecture is very distinct and very traditional.
I’ve seen both extremes. From a very simple Thai stilt home to some of the most extravagant, colorful multi-tiered rooflines with ornamental decorations and crafted gold-adorned Buddha images.
First glance of a temple like this one above I always thought it to be representative of the typical Thai temple, but after visiting some of the temples around here and also some of the ancient ruins you learn that “typical Thai architecture” at some stage had been influenced by the cultures of Burma, China, Khemer, Sri Lanka and India – countries that surround the Thailand border. And many of these temples reflect those influences.
Anyway of the places I’ve visited so far here in Thailand there is one place that I’ve remained in awe of and it’s the Sanctuary of Truth.
Here are some of my photos.
I’m guessing that many of the workers work all year round because not only is this a job of a skilled carver but the building is also right near the sea, so you can imagine what the salt water in the air does to the sanctuary.
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