Photo © Russell Johnson
I look up at this scary figure clutching a fainted woman. Why do I think of King Kong and Fay Wray? Actually, Kong protected the fainty blonde bombshell in much the same way this Nyak is probably guarding his young charge. In Lao and Thai mythology, Nyaks are figures that protect temples.
But this isn’t where the symbolism stops in perhaps the strangest sculpture garden in Asia.