Gilded Naga

Nagas are serpents or snakes. They are connected with water and thus are very important to Thais. Most wats in Thailand have one or more nagas.They come in many varieties but are often quite ornately decorated. Nagas are often guarding the entrance to a wat or their writhing bodies are winding up the stairs leading to the main temple area.They are one of the things I love looking at on my visits to wats.