Wat Phra Kaeo

Wat Phrasrirattana Sasadaram (Wat Phra Kaeo), or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha which is located in the Grand Palace, near Sanam Luang, is a sacred symbol of the Rattanakosin, or Bangkok, Dyansty and major temples in the kingdom . It was King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty, at the same time as the Grand Palais in 1782, as has the capital Bangkok, to serve as the palace-chapel at the traditional royal ceremony would performed. It has a sanctuary for the performance of Buddhist rites, but no housing for the monks.

The temple is rich with art and architecture. Emerald Buddha image is in the Phra ubosot, exterior walls are beautiful designs in gold leaf and glass, while the walls with murals showing the life of Buddha and other subjects. Phra mondop or library, is high on a pedestal topped by a pyramid strengthened. The interior is a chest with the Tripitaka, the Buddhist Scriptures. The Royal Pantheon or Prasat Thepbidon, has a tall tower. Inside are rooted stature of the former eight kings of the Chakri dynasty.

Furthermore mondop Phra is a miniature replica of Angor Wat, King Rama IV had. The walls of the cloister with wall paintings representing scenes from the Ramakian, the Thai version of Ramayana. They were originally in the reign of King Rama I and was restored several times.

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