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Wat Prasat (current buildings 1823 onward)

Wat Prasat comprises a viharn and ubosot oriented in a straight line. A chedi flanks the west wall of each of the buildings. The site is notable mostly for its viharn, which is a classic Lanna-style building dating from 1823. One unusual feature is a tunnel behind the altar of the viharn that connects to the adjacent chedi.

Bibliography:

All images copyright 2008 Timothy M. Ciccone (photographed early March, 2008).

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