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The ordination hall is generally the biggest and most beautiful structure of Buddhist temples in Thailand and Laos. It is called as sim in Laos and bot in Thailand. This hall houses the temple's principle Buddha image, which can be in a sitting, standing or reclining posture. Mural paintings on the walls reflect Buddhist beliefs in reincarnation, life on earth, in heaven and hell. They also portray Buddha's life, from birth until Nirvana. Monks use the ordination hall for morning and evening chanting and ordination ceremonies.
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