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The Buddha Images of Northern Siam

cr. Fine Arts Department


Northern Thailand is a land steeped in Buddhist beliefs and culture. Buddhist artistic expressions from Northern Thailand, such as temple architecture, is admired across the world. This article discusses the nature of Buddha images from Northern Siam (the former name of Thailand). Through this discussion, readers can gain insight into the beauty of Northern Buddha images, which reflect the artistic prowess of the Thai people. 


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Author: A.B. Griswold


* This article was published in the Journal of Siam Society and is being shared on the Thailand Foundation Website with permission from The Siam Society.