Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Revisited BE2559 ~ Wat Palelai ~ The Mural Painting & Khun Chang House (Part 2/2).

Many of us aware the story of Khun Chang & Khun Paen, is a long Thai epic poem which originated from a legend of Thai folklore and is one of the most notable works in Thai literature. The work's entire length is over 20,000 couplets. Khun Chang and Khun Paen are the leading male characters, where "Khun" was a junior feudal title given for male commoners. The story recounts the adventurous and amorous struggles of the three main protagonists. Much of their relationship can be described as a love triangle. Khun Paen (dashing but poor) and Khun Chang (rich but ugly) compete for the lovely Wanthong from childhood for over fifty years. Their stories transpire amid the larger backdrop of national events, including two wars, several abductions, a suspected revolt, an idyllic sojourn in the forest, two court cases, trial by ordeal, jail, and treachery. Ultimately the King of Ayutthaya condemns Wanthong to death for failing to choose between the two men.
Khun Chang image in mural painting. Wat Palelai has erected a model of Khun Chang's house, and commissioned a series of murals from the Khun Chang & Khun Paen story around its main cloister.
More of beautiful Mural painting on the wall of Wat Palelai.
Phlai Chumphon summons the spirits in a graveyard to go to Suphanburi.
Phlai Chumphon makes grass dummy troops, disguised as a Mon army.
King Phanwasa sends Simala to fetch Khun Paen and Phlai Chumphon to audience.
The house of Khun Chang ~ Baan Khun Chang.
Taken photo in front house of Khun Chang.
Inside the wooden house and main altar.
Display the old ceramic items.
Another small altar in the room.
Pot and vase.
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