Seven-headed Nāga Sculpture at Wat Suan Dok in Chiang Mai, Thailand - Encircle Photos

26 Seven-headed Nāga Sculpture at Wat Suan Dok in Chiang Mai, Thailand

This seven-headed nāga sculpture stands guard over the gilded chedi at the Wat Suan Dok temple in Chiang Mai. This deity has various meanings in different Southeast Asia countries. In Buddhism, the nāga protected the Buddha during meditation. This mythical serpent is the enemy of the Garuda which is the symbol of Thailand and represents the power and authority of royalty.

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Wat Suan Dok, Tambon Su Thep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand

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