Thailand Trip 2017
Thoeng | Chiang Rai | Thailand
02 Dec 2017 | Sat
Day 03 of 22
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.
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.