Thailand Trip 2017
Thoeng | Chiang Rai | Thailand
02 Dec 2017 | Sat
Day 03 of 22
Wat Hua Dong Ngao Thoeng Under Construction
Here is an example of a new Temple being constructed. Notice the bamboo scaffolding, which is the most common way of construction (other than large commercial construction) is done throughout Thailand. The “Teak” wood used on the overhead ceiling along with large columns inside was actually previously grown on site for the past 20–30 years.
You may also notice a picture with nine large stones (see photo below).
These are referred to as “Boundary Stones”. Eight of these are placed underground, outside around the Temple at the cardinal points (North, West, East, and South, NW, NE, SW, and SE). The 9th larger stone is placed underneath, at the center of the Temple (usually under the principal Buddha image). All Thai Buddhist Temples have these stones in place. A Temple cannot be opened/dedicated until these stones are in place.