The Shrine of Songdhum Temple, Pichit

The aim of the shrine is for enshrining the gigantic Buddha image known as Loung Por Ong Dum: Buddha in Black). Since this temple locates in the Northern part of Thailand, the unique Northern style of architecture is applied to the shrine which can be seen at the decoration above the main door of the shrines entrance and the unique columns inside. Since the people around the temple have a belief in Naga (the holy giant snake), the shrine decoration at the gable, the roof, the handrail at the staircase and all small details are inspired by Naga.