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Ancient Siam, Muang Boran, Samut Prakan, Thailand.

Samut Prakan Province, Page 98, Ancient Siam, Pavilion of the Enlightened

Phra That Phanom, Nakhon Phanom. Has been highly revered as a sacred monument for both the Thai and Laotian people for centuries. The Urangkha That ( the chest bone relics ) of the Lord Buddha is believed to be housed in Phra That Phanom which is located at Wat Phra That Phanom, That Phanom District, Nakhon Phanom Province.

The original shape of the upper part of the Stupa is not known. Only the existing tower, before it collapsed, was  the tower built by Phraya Sumitratham and other local rulers who rebuilt the tower on its original site. Rebuilt in the square form, the tower is a large cubical lower half and a gradually diminishing and tapering upper part. It can be reached on all four sides. The lower half of the tower is faced with carved bricks carrying vegetal and figurative ornaments : floral a besques, cloud motifs, local people riding on horses and elephants. The carving is of Indian style and shares similarities with Amaravati art ( 2nd-5th centuries A.D. )

Later, Phra Chaiya Chettha Thirat, the ruler of Vientiane had the tower built higher by adding the distinctive upper part. Although having been renovated many times during the past centuries, the tower has never changed significantly from its original form. Muang Boran constructed this Stupa in its former style before in Rattanakosin period

Mondop of Bodhisattva Avalokitesavara ( Kuan-Yin ),

This statue is very near the picnic area I stopped at in 2009. I spent the day here enjoying my Birthday and driving round the Ancient City as it was then