Growing with this is often found another species—E. ursinum, WATS.
There is only one pleasant part of the town, and that is, where the WATS are built.
Finally, T. concludes with this very singular remark: "WATS' version is the more exact of the two!"
The people think they get great merit by making WATS, and therefore they take so much trouble: for the Siamese are very idle.
In all parts of the city you may find the "WATS" or temples.
In the wealthier "WATS" the decoration of doors and windows is often very beautiful.
Several of the larger "WATS" in the capital are deserving of further notice.
Many of the WATS are suffering greatly from the ravages of time, and some are almost ruined.
Every single town and village of Siam is crowded with temples, or "WATS," as they are locally called.
But until quite lately, these "WATS" were never repaired; they were built and left to crumble.
Thai Buddhist temple, said to be from Sanskrit vata "enclosure, grove."