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  Wat Chang Lom (Sukhothai)

 

Thailand

Wat Chang Lom, i.e. the ‘Temple of the Encircling Elephants’, is an ancient Buddhist temple in the old city of Sukhothai, which was built by King Maha Dhamma Racha Lithai (fig.). It has a large bell shaped chedi, of which the square base is surrounded by 32 caryatid-like figures in the form of White Elephants.

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