Wat Phra Kaew & Thailand Temples

The most visited temple in Bangkok kingdom of Thailand.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Phra Mondhob, Wat Phra Kaew

Phra Mondhop
Situated inside the Wat Phra Kaew.It’s established replace the old building that was burn out.

Phra Mondhob Architecture

Around the base stand by bronze lion at 4 corner and a pair per door. Bronze lion stand on cement tray with pedestal. The bronze lion bring from Cambodia a pair and mold another 10.

Inside floor by silver mat. The center stand the big Thai style pearl cabinet in Mondhop shape for keep Golden Buddhist Scriptures (Tripitaka).

Phra Mondhob Renovate

King Rama 3
Big renovate, presume that this restore following most of the original just change some detail.

King Rama 4
Established Phrasrirattana Pagoda at back and Phra Thep Bhidorn house at front of Phra Mondhob. Then floor 3 building in same level that cover 2 layer of base (original has 3 base), now all was stand on Paitee base. Protect by stone wall (call glass wall). At Phra Mondhob rebuilt the roof and inside floor by silver mat.

King Rama 5
When celebrate kingdom 100 aniversaly. Renovate outside and inside, fix the structure and decorative but still underconstruction.

King Rama 6
The renovate continue from King Rama 5 period, change the roof decorate from gold with vermilion to Thai lacquer with yellow mirror.

King Rama 7
Renovate all building following the original and fix the Thai painting.

King Rama 9
Renovate all building following the original and fix the Thai painting too.

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