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So many special buildings and monuments! This is the Dance Pavilion at the Royal Palace. It's built high and open so that dancing or other shows could be held in a shady area with a cool breeze from the river.

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The National Museum has a fantastic collection of Buddhist and Hindu statues and artifacts, as well as a beautiful garden.

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I can't count (or name) all the Buddhist temples, stupas, centers, universities, and high schools. They all have similar architecture, as do many public buildings.

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A statue of Buddha at the National Museum.

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Ok, so one of the kings REALLY liked elephants, to the point where he used them in the city as his primary means of transportation. I think this is him.

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Of course, his statue is flanked by elephants.

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A side view of the Royal Dance Pavilion.

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This stupa is at a pagoda further down the street from the Royal Palace.

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Three kids at the lily pond at the National Museum.

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This, I like. I always thought it was some kind of family altar, but my tour guide explained that this is a spirit house. While Buddhists believe in reincarnation, they think spirits aren't immediately reborn to a new life, so they need someplace to stay until that happens. That's what the spirit house is for.

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