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The Ramakien in mural paintings at Wat Phra Chetuphon

Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Pho) in Bangkok, also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the place where traditional Thai massage was made a higher education discipline, houses one of the most important collections of mural paintings dedicated to the Ramakien, the Thai version of the Ramayana.
The story of Rama (Phra Raam) and Sita (Naang Sidaa) is retold in German together with a collection of photographs showing the murals at Wat Pho on the Thailandseiten website, which also contains German versions of the Last Ten Jatakas, the Life of the Buddha, the legend of Phra Malai, and the Traiphum Phra Ruang. It also includes a collection of historical photographs from North Thailand and essays on lacquer art, Thai Buddhist temples, the art of Buddha footprints, the art of mother-of-pearl inlay, the Buddha in modern Thai art and much more (all text is in German language).

Stone rubbing showing a scene from the Ramakien.

Stone rubbing showing a scene from the Ramakien.

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