[kl-bogel] Bangkok: Temple of the Emerald Buddha and not only
Today's post is dedicated to one of the most famous places in Bangkok, occupies a central place in religious and political life. This temple complex of Wat Prakeo, the Royal Palace and Wat Po. Everyone who plans to visit Bangkok, I recommend to go there. In the meantime, you can go there virtually by clicking
Perhaps the main value of the temple complex of Wat Prakeo is the Emerald Buddha Temple - one of the main attractions of Bangkok and place of pilgrimage for Buddhists around the world. It is worth noting that the temple is a place of prayer of the current Thai King Rama IX. Inside pictures is strictly forbidden, so the Emerald Buddha himself amenable to only a verbal description: only 66 cm in height and 48 cm in width, together with a pedestal, is depicted in the traditional pose - Seated cross-legged. And in fact it is not an emerald green and is made of green jade. Probably something like this:
Next, offer a simple stroll through the complex, look at people and buildings.
One of the many mythical characters.
On the inner perimeter of the monastery formed gallery, painted with scenes from the Thai Ramayana adaptations - Ramak.
People come both from very young children,
And the monks. Some terrible.
It was very hot and incredibly a lot of people, most of which - the believers.
Chinese, Khmer, Indians - all of them had a hand in creating the last of the classical Thai style - Rattanakosin. More proof of what has become a model of Angkor Wat - the main temple of Angkor Khmer Empire, of which in remote times was Siam, and which itself later became part of the Thai kingdom Ayutaya.
Conceptual trashcan. Theme would probably be appreciated.
And here the Royal Palace.
All as expected, with a guard of honor.
Photos in this post is somehow a lot, so it is literally a couple from the temple of Wat Po. Its main attraction - the 46-meter statue symbolizing the immersion of the Buddha into nirvana.
That is all. See you on the air!
The next post will be about Singapore - the future into the present.
A short list of Thai notes:
Elephants, monkeys and snakes
The village life
House of Thai-Chinese Friendship
China Town in Bangkok
Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and not only
Next in line stories about London, Paris and Berlin, where I recently returned.
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