Sunday, April 11, 2010

Familiar Thai Arch: The River Dragon

 Standing splendidly in the midst of a pond filled with flowering waterlilies, this statue welcomes you when you enter the main gate of KMUTT, one of Thailand's leading universities in technology particularly in the field of engineering. This statue is one of the symbols of King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), in Bangkok, Thailand.
 Look how it glows at night-time!
It is surrounded by other images of river dragons.
Now you have a closer look of this ubiquitous arch in Thailand, the legendary river dragon, you often see in the designs of Thai temples (look at my header), shrines, buildings and even Thai boats and barges.

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7 comments:

Vernz said...

Wow, true very splendid sculpture... dropping by Nice!

Have a nice day!

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nice A said...

@Vernz, thanks for dropping by. Hope you will get to see all these by your own eyes pretty soon.

at the cottage said...

These photos are beautiful! I enjoy your blog.

Thank you

Greyscale Territory said...

These river dragons are awesome! Love the artistic, curved shape!

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful sculpture and Arch. Your photos are beautiful.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Great river dragon,
golden scales glowing, be my
guardian and guide.


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Dhemz said...

oh my gosh....love the gold color....very impressive talaga yung mga structures ng mga thai.....thanks for sharing te!

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