Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Wat Prasat Hin Mueang Tam.

                                 Wat Prasat Hin Muang Tam.

After leaving Wat Prasat Hin Muang Rung I travelled about eight kilometres down the road and found this place which was a pleasant surprise. It is set on the low lands in comparison to Wat Rung which is what Muang Tam means, low city. There are many fine buildings and sculptures to find here and there is an unusual reservoir that surrounds the inner courtyard. The reservoir is itself surrounded by protective Nagas to hinder external invasion or trespass by unwanted beings.

Like most of the Wats they are constructed in Sandstone, laterite, granite or brick these are the local stones  in the area the bricks are made locally as well.

                                                 Front main entrance to the Wat complex.

Looking through some of the many gates or doorways in the buildings

One of the finely constructed dry stone walls.

                           One of the surrounding reservoirs with the Nags meeting at the gate.

                                                       Some of the Lilies in the Reservoir.


A few of the students in pink that followed us from Wat Rung, fun loving and very respectful, all wanting their photos taken with the foreigners.

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