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What's What in a Wat : Thai Buddhist Temples, Paperback / softback Book

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:
  • Category: Religious buildings
  • ISBN: 9789749511992



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