Friday, 24 October 2008

Wat Phra Keo and The Emerald Buddha

Wat Phra Keo (in English: The Temple of the Emerald Buddha) is the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. It holds in its buildings the sacred icon of the Emerald Buddha, a figurine of the sitting Buddha, made of green jade and clothed in gold. This sacred icon is considered the palladium of Thailand and, according to legend, it was created in India in 43 BC and, after travelling from one place to another for hundreds of years, it resurfaced in Thailand in 1434.

This impressive golden temple was built in 1785 and is located in Bangkok. There are three main doors, but the one in the centre can only be used by the King and Queen of Thailand.

In a more curious note, to enter the temple you must always be wearing long trousers. There are no exceptions and if you don’t have any, the facility will rent you a pair.

This beautiful card was sent by cherokee, from Thailand.
Source: Wikipedia.

1 comment:

  1. You only got one card from my beautiful country, wanna get one more from me? Can't find your address anywhere, so if you give me address I'll post one for you.



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