Chiang Rai | Thailand

Concrete Sculptor Creating Naga at Wat Ban Ngao

Thailand Trip 2017

Thoeng | Chiang Rai | Thailand

02 Dec 2017 | Sat

Day 03 of 22

  • Wat Hua Dong Ngao Thoeng Under Construction
  • Concrete Sculptor Creating Naga at Wat Ban Ngao
  • Ghost Spirit House Chiang Raeng
  • Wat Nantaram Chiang Kham Teak Temple
  • Tai Lue Weaving Ban Thung Mok
  • Phu Pheem Koff Coffee
  • Phu Sang National Park and Hot Spring Waterfall
  • Thai Phayao Laos Border Ban Huak

Concrete Sculptor Creating Naga at Wat Ban Ngao

The photos below are from another new local Wat Temple being constructed (Wat Ban Ngao). We got lucky as we were able to watch a talented concrete sculptor artist working on a large Naga head. The amount of detail in these sculptures is amazing.

Sculptor Artist Creating Naga

The Naga is one of many guardian-type figures which keep away bad spirits and features in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. They are commonly found at the front of a Wat Temple, usually with their bodies depicted in the grand entrance stairwell. I really like the detail shown in the back leg with the skeleton-like feet (a detail I’ve never seen before).

The Buddha image at this Wat Temple is large and impressive. A lot of detail is going into the paintings that are currently being done around the perimeter of the interior walls. I’m sure it will be quite beautiful when complete.

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