on September 11, 2005
The whole complex is a vast area of several acres and more than 100 buildings.
They represent Thai architectural concepts and the elaborate designs and ornaments will both challenge and impress the Western eyes and minds. In order to fully understand what one sees, he/she will need perhaps months of reading and preparations and several days of touring. In practice, this does not happen, and the average tourist spends a couple of hours going around, inpressed by what he/she sees but not really comprehending one single iota of the Thai history and culture.
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