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Ancient paintings 3 thousand years old at Ao Phang Nga National Park.


Phang Nga, 14 May – Ancient “Khao Khian” paintings, more than 3,000 years old, in the area of Ao Phang Nga National Park. It is assumed to be a painting by ancient sailors who came to escape the monsoon.

“Khao Khian” is the way to go to Koh Panyee. Under the walls of this mountain are paintings of various animals. The Fine Arts Department has come to study them. It appears to be at least 3,000 years old. It is assumed that it was a painting by ancient sailors who stopped to take shelter from the monsoon.

Khao Khian is in the area of Ao Phang Nga National Park. This painting is written along the length of the cliff shelter on the east side of the mountain. In front of the cliff shelter is Koh Panyee Canal. The painting is written in red. yellow and orange It is a linear out line picture, a solid color picture (Silhouette), there are pictures of animals, including fish, birds, monitor lizards, langurs, etc., which are animals that are commonly seen in this area.

Folk legend of Phang Nga Province says that the Golden Sangha was originally in the form of Chao Ngo. (from the literature about Sangthong of King Rama II) flew away from Mrs. Phanthurat, who was a giant stepmother. Come to this island The giantess followed him and called out to the conch. But the Sangha retreated to the top of the mountain. How much did she call it? The conch refused to come down. She cried with regret. Then he wrote a mantra to summon meat and fish on this cliff. Then hold your breath and die The paintings on this cliff It is that mantra.

Source: Thai News Agency