Peter Walker Photographer

Thai Temple Art
Examples of the beautiful, and sometimes bizarre, Thai temple art.

A row of dolls dressed in traditional Thai costume surround this spirit house in Bangkok. 1999 A row of dolls dressed in traditional Thai costume surround this spirit house in Bangkok. 1999.
Mirror Temple, covered with tiny silver mirror tiles, Uthai Thani, Thailand, 2001 Mirror Temple, covered with tiny silver mirror tiles, Uthai Thani, Thailand, 2001
Sand-castle at the main temple at Nakhon Pathom, West of Bangkok, April 2009. Sand-castle at the main temple at Nakhon Pathom, West of Bangkok, April 2009.
"Yuk", mythical temple guard protects Wat Phra Khao, Bangkok, Thailand, 2002. "Yuk", mythical temple guard protects Wat Phra Khao, Bangkok, Thailand, 2002.
Giant, triple-trunked war elephant in the Huay Mongkol Temple near Hua Hin, Thailand, December 2009. Giant, triple-trunked war elephant in the Huay Mongkol Temple near Hua Hin, Thailand, December 2009.
Buddha statue covered with mirrored bathroom tiles, Wat Larn Kuat, Sisaket, Thailand, December 2012 Buddha statue covered with mirrored bathroom tiles, Wat Larn Kuat, Sisaket, Thailand, December 2012
Large mythical Garuda bird on the roadside near Surat Thani, Thailand, January 2013 Large mythical Garuda bird on the roadside near Surat Thani, Thailand, January 2013
Cute monk statue at Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, June 2013 Cute monk statue at Pakret, Nonthaburi, Thailand, June 2013
Hundreds of Rooster statues at a temple near Mae Sot, Thailand, December 2013 Hundreds of Rooster statues at a temple near Mae Sot, Thailand, December 2013
Modern gold dome of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Khlong 5, Bangkok, Thailand, January 2014 Modern gold dome of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Khlong 5, Bangkok, Thailand, January 2014
Mythical Naga statue at a new temple near Nakhon Nayok, Thailand, January 2014 Mythical Naga statue at a new temple near Nakhon Nayok, Thailand, January 2014
Huge statue of a famous monk at Wat Bot in Pathum Thani, Thailand, April 2014 Huge statue of a famous monk at Wat Bot in Pathum Thani, Thailand, April 2014
Tiger head door into the Takien temple in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2014 Tiger head door into the Takien temple in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2014
Large-breasted Yuk statue, a mythical monster at the Takien temple in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2014 Large-breasted Yuk statue, a mythical monster at the Takien temple in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2014
Saxophone playing statue at the Takien temple in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2014 Saxophone playing statue at the Takien temple in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2014
Suphannahong, a mythical river creature, adorns a temple in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2014 Suphannahong, a mythical river creature, adorns a temple in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2014
Hundreds of zebra statues line the road leading to a small spirit house in Nonthaburi, Thailand, April 2014 Hundreds of zebra statues line the road leading to a small spirit house in Nonthaburi, Thailand, April 2014
Cannon and bells decorate the Wat Hong Thong temple, Samut Prakharn, Thailand, April 2014 Cannon and bells decorate the Wat Hong Thong temple, Samut Prakharn, Thailand, April 2014
Dozens of Buddha statues in the Wat Hong Thong temple, Samut Prakharn, Thailand, April 2014 Dozens of Buddha statues in the Wat Hong Thong temple, Samut Prakharn, Thailand, April 2014
Diorama warning against sin at the Wat Hong Thong temple, Samut Prakharn, Thailand, April 2014 Diorama warning against sin at the Wat Hong Thong temple, Samut Prakharn, Thailand, April 2014