Wat Pho Temple, Bangkok, Single based Chedi, Sala Rai
Single - based Chedi , four groups of five pagodas are found in front of the gallery.
The group consists of a big pagoda in the middle surrounded by four small pagodas
on a single base.
Each was in a simple square - shape with indented structures of twelve notched-rim
and added notched rim corners ( if the notched-rim on the base is twelve will be
added notched-rim ) decorated with mosaic flowers. Each pagoda contains the Holy
Relics of Buddha, and was constructed during the reign of King Rama I. Item 7 on
the layout plan
Sala Rai or satellite pavilions. ( Above right ) Along the main chapel yard both
inside and outside (separated by the monastery wall) stand many rectangular platformed
pavilions. At first, there was no veranda and was just an open hall (the open area
for model hill). The present type of building was later reconstructed I the reign
of King Rama III by extending a veranda around with two steps in thee sides ( front
and both walls ).
Double Pavilions in front of Phra Maha Chedi stand between Phra Maha Chedi and the
North Pavilion is the lirary of the Thai traditional massage inscriptions. There
are 32 drawings of massage positions posted on the ceiling of the veranda. At the
back, there are inscriptions of Supasit Phraruang ( The first Thai proverbs ), Kritana
Sorn Nong ( Thai literature ), and portrait of The Royal Kathin Procession.
South Pavilion ( Mae Chua Kumaravej Boran Pavilion ) is the collection of inscriptions
about the angel who protects babies. It described the illness in babies and how to
cure. In the back of this pavilion, there are inscriptions of Ramayana, the episode
of Pali Sorn Nong and the painting of the Royal Barge Procession. Item 10 on the