Monday, April 23, 2012

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram (Wat Phra Kaew)



Wat Phra Kaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is located adjacent to the Grand Palace and is filled with over a hundred ornate buildings and statues and sculptures most related to either Buddhism or Hindu.  The grounds are ornate with many gardens and statues.  These buildings are surrounded by walls on all sides, the entire wall is painted with scenes from Ramayana, which is a ancient Hindu Tail of the gods.  Cameras are not allowed in this church so it is difficult to get a photo of the tiny (between 60 and 75 cm) Emerald Buddha. Not much is known for certain about the statue, except that it isn't actually made of emerald but rather of green jade or jasper. The tiny sacred Buddha is ceremoniously has a change of clothes with each change of season.



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Wat Phra Kaew Photo Set

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Links to other pages of Bangkok Temples:

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram (Wat Phra Kaew).
Wat Phrachetuphon Wimonmangkhalaram Rajaworamahavihara (Wat Pho)
Wat Pratum Wanaram 
Wat Bang Nam near Bangkok.
Bangkok's Wat Arunratchawararam (Wat Arun - Temple of the Dawn)

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