Protective Naga, Wat Phra Mahatat, Nakhon Si Thammarat

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Naga on Temple Roof

Nearly all roofs in temples have a protective Naga or dragon on the roof — they are said to keep evil spirits away.

Photograph Copyright © 2004 Kasma Loha-unchit
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Last updated 20 March 2004.