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The Sala of Ten Reincarnations, Ancient Siam, Muang Boran, Thailand

The story of the Ten Reincarnations of the Buddha has been well-known among Thai people since the Ayutthaya period. It tells the story of the last ten lives of the Bodhisattva, the Buddha to-be before he attained enlightenment and became the venerable Buddha in the next rebirth. Sala of Ten Reincarnations at Ancient City, located across a stream, is an example of ancient Thai buildings of which the value lies not only within their aesthetic structure but also their function as a religious school for the community.

By using the painting as a medium, the muralist teaches morality to the people through the vivid and informative pictures. The viewers will normally find the murals at important public centers such as the ubosot and wihan, the sermon hall. The public pavilion and the summer house and Reincarnations at Muang Boran, located across a stream, is an example of ancient Thai buildings of which the value lies not only within their aesthetic structure but also their function as a religious school for the community.