The Main Gateway

This one story brick and stucco gate with Chinese style, half-barrel roof tiles, is known as Siew Kgang in Thai, and is located directly in front of the Uposatha hall, on Pra Sumeru Road.  The door’s design is that of door guardians, or dvara pala (Chinese: siew meng kong) standing on the back of a mythological animals. The figures, dressed in part Chinese part Thai armor, are finished in gold-leaf and colored glass inlay. There are actually two sets of doors, one set facing Pra Sumeru Road and the other, facing inside the monastery. This is the main entrance to the sanctuary area, known as buddhavasa.

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