Nakhon Pathom is the city that was the main center of Dvaravati kingdom, and flourished between the sixth and eleventh centuries AD. The statues surround the chedi Buddhist priests and are placed in niches where the faithful take their offerings. They are real works of floral art, which are made from palm leaves and flower buds. The tree that can be seen in the image is a bhody, ie, a relative of the tree that sheltered the Buddha during his reflections, and because of this it us covered with colored silks as an offering. The next photo is a reclining Buddha image in Nakhon Pathom. In the center you can see a replica of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok which we would see later.