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Few foreign visitors seem to visit this temple complex and it is a peaceful place to spend a couple of hours.
The golden chedi at the top of the steps is believed to contain a relic of the Lord Buddha.
The Naga or snake motif is an important iconic motif in Thai architecture. They are most commonly found on the hand rails of stairs or running down the edge of a temple roof. The body is sometimes coiled, but the head is usually raised. Often there are multiple heads. For Thais the Naga is a symbol of comfort and security because in the Buddhist scriptures a mystical serpent is described as protecting and sheltering the Buddha as he meditated.

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