Buddhist Iconography in Thailand
In Remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, the book is free to download until after 3 days of the royal funeral, whenever happens. More
The pictorial book presents the visual context which contains more than 150 color photographs of rich variety of architecture and monumental temples; Buddha statues; paintings; and sacred objects represented Buddhism in Thailand.
The depictions of the Buddha images and temple architecture vary widely across the country, revealing regional differences and brilliant expression in cultural/artistic symbolism of the Thais since ancient times.
The art and iconography of Thai Buddhist were influenced by Hindu beliefs, just as it did in Cambodia, but less declined with more modern temples. Therefore it is common to see statues of Hindu deities in most temples around the country. When one travels to Buddhist temples far and wide, one can get insight into the culture and stories of Thai Buddhism which may be different to their neighbors who have the same Theravada tradition.