January 08, 2009

291206 Wat Mai

aka. Wat Si Suvannaphoumaham, the town's royal temple. Suvannaphoum is the Lao romanisation of Suvarnabhumi, better known as the name of Bangkok International Airport. View of Wat Mai from Phou Si:


There used to be one scripture library each on the left & right sides of the viharn, but both no longer exist.

The front porch (below, left) of the viharn was added on later in 1891 to the viharn that was built in 1796:


The multi-tiered roof:

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Inside the viharn:


Quite a bit of cleaning & dusting work for the monks & novices on duty ;)

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