Ramayana Pavilion, Ancient Siam, Muang Boran, Thailand
It is considered a Thai tradition to build public places such as temples and Thai Sala (pavilion) in a community. Functioning as a public center, they are used in Buddhist merit-making ceremonies and other social activities. The five grand open sala at Muang Boran were built in a pond used as either a public summer house or religious ceremonial center. Ramayana pavilion (sala of Ramayana) is named after the story of the murals painted inside the sala.
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