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Margery H. Freeman
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Walls and floor of Ramayana mural gallery in Emerald Buddha Temple

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A long view down the mural gallery at the Emerald Buddha temple shows the polished stone floors and continuously painted walls depicting scenes from the Ramayana. Two guards, one sitting and one standing, are visible at the back of the hallway.

This Thai version of the Ramayana was created between 1797 and 1807 under the writing supervision of King Rama I. Rama I founded the Chakri dynasty, the dynasty that still reigns and is profoundly influential in Thailand although their rule is allegedly ceremonial.

This image was photographed in August 1984.