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Siam temples

Thailand
By Dmitry Petrounin Dmitry Petrounin Section editor Profile

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Very beautiful temples were built in Siam by the Khmers of Angkor. The most magnificient lie along the road south of Isaan: Phimai, Phanom Rung and, on Cambodian territory albeit accessible solely from Thailand, the spectacular Khao Phra Wihaan.

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Siam temples

Siam temples , Buddhist monks, Thailand , Thailand
Buddhist monks, Thailand

Five rules govern the monks' learning, such as not harming living beings or not taking something that has not been offered.

© Manit Larpluechai / 123RF
Siam temples , Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand , Thailand
Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand

The temple is home to the emerald statue of Buddha which, despite its modest height of just under 30 inches, is revered by all.

© Kasto / 123RF
Siam temples , Aponsi, Thailand , Thailand
Aponsi, Thailand

The Aponsi statue represents a mythical creature, half woman, half lion.

© Marco Toninelli / EASYVOYAGE
Siam temples , The Three Jewels, Thailand , Thailand
The Three Jewels, Thailand

Buddhists revere the Three Jewels: Buddha, Sangha (monastic order), and Dharma (teachings of the Buddha).

© Nattarkorn Chulanutrakul / 123RF
Siam temples , Adornments on Thai temples, Thailand , Thailand
Adornments on Thai temples, Thailand

Every temple is adorned with superb paintings and bas-reliefs telling the story of the life of Buddha.

© Theerapol Sri-in / 123RF