Thai temple art and architecture is the art and architecture of Buddhist temples in Thailand. Temples are known as wat’s, from the Pāḷi vāṭa, meaning “enclosure.” A temple has an enclosing wall that divides it from the secular world.
What influenced Thailand architecture?
Thai architectural style has been influenced primarily by Indian and Khmer architecture, although China and other countries have had impact as well (Thai people have been thought to have emigrated from South China). Most early Thai architecture was built of wood and has since disappeared.
Why are temples pointy?
Normally the Magnificence of a Temple gets highlighted as there is a pointed structure of the “Kalash” or spire upwards, since it shines and denotes that the God or Goddess is up above and we need to have a one pointed Devotion to reach the Lotus feet of the particular God or Goddess enshrined within the Temple area.