Wat Phra Kaew, Phra Viharn Yod, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
วัดพระแก้ว พระวิหารยอด พระบรมมหาราชวัง พระนคร กรุงเทพฯ ประเทศไทย
The Viharn, decorated with
tiles and porcelain, is situated next to Hor Phra Naga. (A Viharn is the
part of a Thai temple complex used to house various Buddha images.) Formerly
Phra Viharn Yod housed a silver Buddha image which was cast by King Rama I
from various religious deities previously belonging to King U-Thong, founder
of Ayutthaya in 1351. These had been destroyed by the Burmese in the first
sack of the capital in 1753.
|Scenic Photography by Gerry Gantt from Thailand, the land of Golden Wats.
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