Art Essentials: Kamphaeng Phet

Due to the state was abandoned for over 200 years since Ayutthaya was defeated Burma on 1767 AD (2310 BE). Nowadays, the buildings in heritage sites are in ruins. Art history and archaeology can help visitors see the beauty of the buildings more completely.
UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kamphaeng Phet, almost are the art in Theravada Buddhism in Lanka school began in the late 19th Buddhist century, reign of Phaya Lithai or Phra Maha Thammaracha I (1347 AD / 1890 BE), Phra Ruang dynasty, Sukhothai.

Ubosot, Wat Phra Non, Aranyik
Main Chedi, Wat Phra Kaew, Town Site
The main elements of temple during Sukhothai

Viharn (Assembly Hall of Worship) 
It is a rectangular building, the location of the principle Buddha and normally, 
larger  than  the ubosot.
อุโบสถ คืออาคารใช้ประกอบพิธีทางสงฆ์ Ubosot (Ordination Hall) 
It is a place for Buddhist ceremony, marked from “Bai Sema” (Boundary Stone) 
outside the ubosot.สังเกตจากใบสีมาที่ตั้งไว้ด้านหน้าหรือรอบอุโบสถพระประธาน พระพุทธรูปสำคัญขนาดใหญ
Principle Buddha
Most of them are sitting such as meditating posture and subduing Mara posture.
เจดีย์ประธาน / ปรางค์ประธาน สร้างอยู่ด้านหลังต่อเนื่องกับวิหาร Main Chedi (Stupa/Pagoda) 
It was built on the back of the viharn, as the president of the temple. 
There are many styles of the chedi from various periods.
กำแพงแก้ว ศาลา กุฏิ สระน้ำหน้าวัด Boundary wall, sala (pavilion), pool and monk residence
การศึกษาพบว่าStudies have shown that construction materials used in a wide range of laterite, 
brick and wood. วัสดุก่อสร้างนิยมใช้ศิลาแลงที่มีอยู่มากมายในพื้นที่ อิฐ และไม้

Plastered walls are made of shells, baked, then mashed, and mixed with glue from animal skins.  

The ornamental stucco of the buildings peeled off or broken out. Currently, some stucco sculptures are stored in Kamphaeng Phet National Museum.

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