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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wat Pho-Kham, Isaan Murals, That Phanom, Nakhon Phanom

This is yet another of the isaan Mural temples from the Paper by Pairote Samosorn "E-sarn Mural Paintings" 1089. The paper sponsored by the Toyota Foundation i skept as a bilingual book. Once again much like Wat Phra Si Mahapho in Mukdahan there is a "disconnect between what he discribes and what is on the walls. At times I wonder if he actually visited some of the sites or were students snt to complete the survey? We have, once again, a wonderful example of an early 20th century ubosot. I still have been unable to find out why these particular sims were so decorated and others not. And I am still at a loss as to why the Tourism Authority of Thailand fails to list these. The mural wats and other wats and buildings found of importance by the Fine Arts Department and the Royal Gazette as well as by Universities are outside the area of interest to the Tourism Authority of Thailand yet sites that do not exist or have been closed for years are still carried by the Tourism Authority of Thailand in their many documents. Here are the views of the murals and statuary at wat Pho Kham click on the up arrow in the lower right hand corner to view the album full screenalbum up arrow to view full screen