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    by zazatann Written Aug 12, 2006

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    There are several exquisite archaeological items such as King Rama V's palaquin, large shadow play characters of Wat PraSuk, green stone Buddha image, and others. Near the museum lies Wat Bot, an old monastery having the most unusual style of construction by using iron railway bars as the core of the lower part and the entire ubosot (main chapel) is of wooden work having splendid craftsmanship on its carved door and window panels.

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    This temple is situated in the town. It is a centre for Buddha image sculpture. The technique was handed down from the Ban Chang Lo School in Thon Buri. A collection of 300 Nang Yai or shadow play figures at this temple is considered the most complete in Thailand.

    Nang Yai literally means "large shadow pupet".It is a high art form that originated the beginning of the 15th century A.D.. Nang Yai performance was a popula means of entertainment during Ayutthaya period and was mentioned in a poetry called Bunnovat Khamchan written by a Buddhist monk named Mahanak in around A.D. 175131758 or during the late reihn of King Boromakot.
    Nang Yai is originally a prototype of modern mask dance,which incorporates various episodes of an Indian epic called Ramakian(in Thai) or Ramayana (in Indian version).Nang Yai performance also adopts Ramakien as a leading story and the performance is episodic in each show.
    The performance of large shadow puppet is traditionally held in open spaces such as lawn or village dirt space.
    The main components of Nag Yai compose of a 16*6 white screen held by four bamboo or wood poles on each side. The screen is trimmed by red strip. Behind the screen strands a tinder or a bonfire lightened up to reflect the shadows of the puppet. During the course of the show there is a Thai music band that plays music in accordance with each episode of the performance. Also important in each shaow is dubber

    The puppet figures are made from cow or buffalo hide perforated into different characters in Ramakien story. Each puppet weights approximately 3-4 kg. The biggest puppet is that chararterize a place, weighing around 5-7 kg. There is doubt that why large shadow puppet performer should be male and must be strong enough to hold the puppet through the course of performance period.

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    by zazatann Written May 3, 2006

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    The most important temple in Sing Buri as we have the second longest reclining Buddha in Thailand here (47.40 m.) It was built since the 2nd Capital city of Thailand (Ayuthaya period) Someone said it made of real gold inside the Buddha body.

    This temple is opened everyday and only about 10 minutes from the town.

    My mom with the Buddha
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    by zazatann Written Apr 30, 2006

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    On the way from Bangkok to SingBuri, you will see this restaurant before you cross the river to the city. Pom Pan is the name of High recommend for the one who love to eat Pad Thai, most popular Thai Noodle in this country. Don't miss if you love it.

    Favorite Dish: Pad Thai....

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    by zazatann Written Feb 22, 2006

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    Full of beautiful tropical Thai plant as the owner of this restaurant works for Forest department of Thai Government. That's why he is so great take care of his green plant and colorful flowers. Food is very nice as local Thai style.

    Favorite Dish: Grill Fish

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