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Golden Mountain

Image courtesy of Jennifer Jorgensen

Natural Symbols

This Wat is commonly called "Golden Mountain." Mountains naturally symbolize ascending to heaven. One can climb the many steps to reach the top of the structure to find a Buddhist shrine and therefore, symbolically ascend to heaven. Wat Phuukhawthong, Ayutthaya, Thailand.

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