Thursday, June 21, 2007
231206 Wat Sikhounmuang - 03
Are smooth round black pillars with white or gold stencilled patterns unique to Lao temples? & are red ones are unique to Lanna & Tai Lue temples?
Blue 'wings' & 'tail' of the deva-like character remind the cat of the Sega videogame character Sonic the Hedgehog ;)
Door pediment with what looks like a peacock-turkey hybrid in the centre:
The novice monk(s) on duty had opened the doors, swept the floor & lit the candles, & everyone had gathered in there for the evening chanting: