Wat Phra Kaew & Thailand Temples

The most visited temple in Bangkok kingdom of Thailand.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Phra Phothithat Phimarn, Wat Phra Kaew

Stand behind The Hermit (the previous post); Phra Phothithat Phimarn, Wat Phra Kaew was constructed by King Rama 4 as a mondop shaped at the top like a crown and decorated with porcelain cups and saucers arranged into the shapes of flowers and leaves. The ciling and columns within the mondop are decorated in the western style and gilded. Inside there is another ancient prang or spire, containing a relic of the Buddha obtained from Buddha Gaya in India. the relic was brought from the north while King Rama 4 was still a monk in the Third Reign.

Phra Phothithat Phimarn, Wat Phra Kaew is located st the western end of The Hall of temple between Hor Ratchapongsanusorn and Hor Ratchakoramanusorn Buddha Image Halls.

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