Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Modern Mimic Of An Ancient HIndu Site In Thailand
Never seen one of these either, but a horse-soldier guardian makes more sense than the creature below. The four compass points for this, what is it, it'll come to me, are guarded by these horse things, monkey-warriors (like the Ramayana story), bird-warriors (the Garuda), and lion-warriors (not sure about them).
This structure is in downtown Buriram. It mirrors the Hindu imagery of the nearby 10th to 13th Century historical sites.
Incidentally, this area of Thailand was part of the Khmer empire for a long time, long ago. There'll be more from the historical sites in the next couple of days. A similar site in neighboring Si Saket is much in the news these days, you can look it up.