National Geographic : 1941 Nov
A Country Girl Makes Friends with a Temple Cow She has come to Bangkok for a religious festival. The image stands in the courtyard of the Royal Temple, shrine of the celebrated Emerald Buddha. Staff Photographer Maynard Owen Williams Beware the Wide-mouthed Lion ofBeuchamabopitr! The fanciful figure guards thetemple inbackground, oneofThailand's 18,416 shrines, served by 140,000 priests. Nearly theentire population isBuddhist.