Wat Phra Kaew & Thailand Temples

The most visited temple in Bangkok kingdom of Thailand.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Phra Thep Bhidorn house, Wat Phra Kaew

Phra Thep Bhidorn House
Phrathep Bhidorn House or Phra Buddha Prang castle is the place for keep wax of Chakkri’s king. Phrathep Bhidorn House stand in the east of Phra Mondhob, straight to Sawadisopha gate (Grand Palace gate).

History of Phra Thep Bhidorn house

King Rama 4
Phrathep Bhidorn House established by King Rama 4 in 1855 and finished on 1882 (27 yaers). Folowing Ayuthaya Gold Castle. The tile was import from China since King Rama 3 (first the King plan to decorate hall of Arunrachawararam temple) but not finished, the king was pass away

King Rama 5
In King Rama 5 times, continue construct on Phrathep Bhidorn House. Roof inside, wall paint, floor by marble, decorate mirror and renovate outside too. And finished when celebrate kingdom 100 anniversary. But the size was not enough to make ceremony if stand The Emerald Buddha (following King Rama 4 royal thought) but replace by respectfully engage Kalaithong pagoda (that in the pass stand at the right of Phra Buddha Monthien) to be a principle.

In the late of King Rama 5 have an short on electrical circuit then burn all roof decorate and Kalaithong pagoda. While the burn King Rama 5 ask to remove windows and doors to Rachabaphitr’s temple. Then have a renovate and continue in King Rama 6 period.

King Rama 6
After renovated King Rama 6 establish the wax of Chakkri’s king to stand here. And change the name from Phra Buddha Prang castle to Phra Thep Bhidorn house. Chakkri’s king

King Rama 7
In King Rama 7 established the wax mold of King Rama 6 and respectfully engage to stand in Phra Thep Bhidorn house. And renovate the building following original for celebrate kingdom 150 anniversary.

King Rama 8
In King Rama 8 established the wax mold of King Rama 7 but not finished the respect process, the king was pass away.

King Rama 9
King Rama 9 continue all process and established the wax mold of King Rama 8 then respectfully engage wax of King Rama 7 and King Ramam 8 to stand in Phra Thep Bhidorn house.When celebrate kingdom 200 anniversary have renovate Phra Thep Bhidorn house again following original.

Phra Thep Bhidorn house will open for visit only 7 days a years that was on Chakkri’s day, Songkran day (3), Chatramongkol day, King Rama 5’s day and the birth day of King Rama 9 (present king).

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