They were put there as statues to represent who the building was built for and sometimes to tell a story of the building. One of the most infamous people to be found on these buildings was Buddha. He is the main god of their religion and is found everywhere in Thailand. One of the largest Buddha statues is located at Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai.
The Other Capitol of Thailand is Ayutthaya, this was the power centre for more than 400 years in Thailand. The art in Ayutthaya developed through three stages, the first being Khmer period. During this period only paintings were done and only three colors were used to do these paintings, red, black, and white. The majority of the paintings showed rows and rows of Buddha paintings. The next style made it possible to begin making things out of gold. The would make thin leaves from sheets of gold and use the to decorate their paintings. This style of gold decoration will be repeated throughout the ages and would soon become the main style of art. The buildings during this time were made slightly different to show more elegance. Also there were places called prangs which showed the thirty three stages of