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Ramakien Mural (Wednesday Photo)

Michael Babcock, July 15th, 2009

Monkey Warrior

Grand Palace Mural

Grand Palace Mural

At temples I enjoy looking at the murals and the details on the buildings. One of the “must see” sights in Bangkok is the Grand Palace and, in particular, the temple of the Emerald Buddha. Around the temple is a covered walkway that is painted with murals from the Ramakien, which is the Thai version of the Indian epic, the Ramayana.

This particular portion appears to be one of the monkey warriors, perhaps Hanuman (the monkey god) himself, absconding with the head of one of the demon warriors.

The Wednesday Photo is a new picture  each week highlighting something of interest in Thailand. Click on the picture to see a larger version.

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