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Published by White Lotus Press in Bangkok, Thailand .
Written in English



  • Thailand.


  • Stupas -- Thailand,
  • Architecture, Buddhist -- Thailand

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-154).

Other titlesBuddhist stupa architecture of Thailand
StatementKarl Döhring ; translated and with a preface by Walter E.J. Tips.
LC ClassificationsNA6021 .D64 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 154 p. :
Number of Pages154
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6856838M
ISBN 109747534398
LC Control Number00366070

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