Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew

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Wat Phra Kaew, another place not to be missed by tourists

Called as an important temple and the centerpiece of the country, Wat Phra Kaew, another place not to be missed by tourists Called as an important temple and the centerpiece of the country In addition to a major tourist attraction in Thailand for the temple from the Emerald Buddha or Phra Kaew Phra Temple Aram Luang, special floor Located at the northeast corner of the Grand Palace, it is also dedicated. Phra Mahanee Rattana Patimakorn or the Emerald Buddha, besides being used as an important religious ceremony, immerse yourself in the beauty of Wat Phra Kaew, the precious temple of Rattanakosin. History of Phra Kaew temple. When His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, King Rama I, completed his reign in 1782, established the Grand Palace on May 6, 1782, located on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River. In front of the ancient Thon Buri Palace. The Grand Palace has an area of ​​152 rai. Two works, including the length of the four sides of the wall, totaling 1,910 meters, consisting of a fortress, surrounded by the palace gate inside the Grand Palace, are divided into four parts. : the outer courtyard Royal Palace middle class Inner courtyard and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The construction plan is similar to the former royal palace of the Ayutthaya period, which is the temple of the Emerald Buddha. In the palace area as Wat Phra Si Sanphet In the Ayutthaya period, the monastery of this palace was considered an ancient tradition. For the Temple of the Emerald Buddha or commonly called Wat Phra Kaew, is a Phra Buddha Phra Yod Fah Chulalongkorn Monastery, built in 2325 as a temple in the Grand Palace as well as Phra Sri Sanphet temple. Who is a temple in the royal palace of the Ayutthaya period And has the royal intention to be enshrined "The Emerald Buddha" as well as a place of worship Which is a temple without monks Because there is only a Buddhist temple without a monk inside Phra Kaew temple, there are many buildings and important buildings. Therefore, divide the building into 3 groups according to position and importance as follows Buddhist temple group: is the most important group. There is a "Buddhist temple" as the president's building. Who is enshrined the Emerald Buddha Surrounded by a Pavilion Phra Pho That Phiman Ratchapongpongsanusorn Hall Memorial Rajamangkhanuson. For the temple, located in the center of the temple There is a wall around There are 8 arches enshrined in Sema, Phra Phra Buddha Yod Fah, the Great World, in 2326, before being completed in 2328. The proof of the construction and the architectural details of the temple are not. Clear In addition to the indication that the exterior wall is a pattern of gold-plated water, the image of a pile of squares, a bouquet of flowers at the top of the chad The interior wall located above the door is extracted as an image of Marait and Triumph. The long wall, representing Thep Chumnum, according to the model of the Ayutthaya era. The wall between the window of the painting of the story of the enamelled tile Genesis that seems to have been altered under the reign of Rama 3 and 4 later, as can be seen today, Inside the temple, the temple is beautifully decorated ceiling. In the middle of the room, inscribed "The Emerald Buddha" on the golden throne with many images of Buddha. Piety core group: construction group around the base. There are three main buildings: Phra Thep Takhran, Phra Montop, Sri Rattana Chedi. And other decorative objects such as the statue of Himmapan, Busabok, the royal temple of Nakhon Ratchasima, the temple of Suwan, Chedi and Phanom Mak. Other building and decoration elements: Phra Buddha temple, Phra Sawat Kutarajana temple, Phra Asada Maha tower of Montien tower, giant pagoda and Phra Por mural, containing 178 murals, longitudinal wall, 4 directions, with contents from Ramayana Literature. However, Wat Phra Kaew has been completely renovated. The major restoration of the two monasteries took place during the reign of King Rama III. And under the reign of King Chulalongkorn, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rattanakosin in 2425. Later, under the reign of King Rama V, he ordered the restoration of the whole monk. Monastery On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Ceremony under the reign in progress Reconstruction of the Monastery again in 2525, on the occasion of the 200-year-old Rattanakosin celebration by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn chaired the restoration. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Phra Kaew Temple is open daily from 08:30 to 15:30. Except the ceremonial days. For foreigners, the entrance fee is 200 baht. Dress in the temple of Phra Kaew. Visit Wat Phra Kaew Who is the area of ​​the royal court and is also an important place of the nation must therefore dress modestly To show respect for the place and must follow the rules of the temple, namely, not to wear Sleeveless shirts, simple thongs or Shirts that open all kinds of shoulders, do not wear shorts. Pants Spread the jeans and the skirt is not too short. The best way is to get on your knees. The shoes must be polished. However, if your outfit is not appropriate or correct, the Royal House Office has prepared clothes for free. Wiset Chai Si Gate But you have to put 100 baht per piece with the ID card And when we bring back the suit, the staff will return everything. Warning         

- Do not use the flash in the wall painting on the balcony. Because it can cause damage to the mental image.
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