What's What in a Wat : Thai Buddhist Temples Paperback / softback
As you walk through a Thai temple, a host of unfamiliar objects, shapes and patterns tug at you from every direction.
This handy and lucid guidebook will help you distinguish what is what.
It takes you through a representative Thai Buddhist temple, guiding you from structure to structure and element to element, explaining the function and purpose of each, and the symbolism behind the forms.
A Thai wat can be a place of bewildering beauty, but this illustrated companion will help you focus your eyes and identify what you see.
Tourists and residents, novices and scholars will gain a clearer sense of what a wat is and the role it plays today in the lives of Thai people.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 104 pages, 132 illus., 46 in color
- Publisher: Silkworm Books / Trasvin Publications LP
- Publication Date: 15/12/2010
- Category: Religious buildings
- ISBN: 9789749511992