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  Chinese Imperial roof decoration (Thailand)

 

Thailand

Chinese Imperial roof decorations at Wat Boromaracha Kanchana Phisek Anuson in Nontha-buri. At the head of the row is a man riding a feng-huang, a mythical bird similar to a phoenix.

 

At the tail of the procession is usually a dragon and in between the two are a number of other mythical animals, their number varying according to the significance of the building.

 

  Chinese Imperial roof decoration (Thailand)

 

Hence, it indicates the importance of duties performed within the building.

See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2), and MAP.