National Geographic : 1922 Mar
THIIE ErEPHANT VOTIVE SPIRE AND THE ENTRANCE TO THE GROUNDS OF WATPHRA SING, INCHIENGMAI The Chiengmai temples are rarely repaired; hence vegetation runs riot over them after rains and winds have started their work of destruc tion. At the right is a portion of the building in which priests take their vows (see text, page 249). The approach to the temple, which isinabad state ofrepair, is guarded by two leogryphsofbrick and mortar (see illustration tothe left). Of the eighty temples ofChiengmai, this issecond inimportance only to Wat Luang.