But Thap Pagoda--page 2 (of five pages)

17th century

The Sanctuary with the carved balustrade


The stone relief panels of the balustrade


The stone bridge adjoining the sanctuary


Small structure for burning offerings to ancestors

One unusual feature in the complex is "the Accumulated Good Deeds Sanctum." This 17th century building is more than ten meters tall with three tiers of roofs covering a high hall under which there is a colossal wooden octagonal stupa called Nine-layer Lotus Stupa. (See next page.)

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