Wishlisted by Arianne O. Garfin
One of the major attractions in Bangkok that I want to visit. It has an amazing architecture with attention to detail. A must see place in Thailand. The art and architecture is stunning and amazing. I want to see it for myself.
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2 Na Phra Lan Road, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
9 months ago
Wat Phra Kaew as known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand. ~ Located in the historic centre of Bangkok and within the grounds of the Grand Palace. the highly revered Buddha image meticulously carved from a single block of jade. ~ The king changes its golden garments on the statue for each of the three seasons. A seasonal cloak that changed 3 times a year to correspond to the summer, winter, and rainy season. • FYI: the complete name of this temple is Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram วัดพระศรีรัตนศาสดาราม #FunFact • Can’t wait to see your beauty for real!😍
10 months ago
it is a part of a grand palace. thailand's most revered site. emerald buddha is the most revered place on the palace grounds. this palace is very important because the green jade emerald buddha is housed here.
a year ago
This is one of Thailand’s sacred temples. Main Attraction: Emerald Buddha
2 years ago
Wander into Wat Phra Kaew and marvel at its main attraction: the Emerald Buddha. Carved from a single block of jade, the statue was discovered in 1464 when a bolt of lightning hit a decorative stucco coating in a temple to reveal the jade underneath it. Local legends note that Hindu demigods Vishnu and Indra created the statuette under the prediction that Buddha would provide five lands with religion. Nestled in the historic center of the city, the temple is viewed with great respect and reverence, as it remains to be one of Thailand’s most sacred temples.
8 months ago
The temple derives its name from the Hindu god Aruna,often personified as the radiations of the rising sun. Wat Arun is among the best known of Thailand's landmarks. The first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence
9 months ago
"Little Patricia then checks upon, a temple religiously known. Her stares are drawn, Where to be, WAT could it be? She said -- There's an inner peace in WAT ARUN, DAWN't stop me, I'll trace Buddhism in the Temple of Dawn." In one of my favorite movies, “Eat, Pray, Love”, Elizabeth Gilbert journeyed into a quest of soul-searching. In order to find tranquility and harmony within herself, she found her way praying in India. Just like her, I want to find my own balance. I want to seek my own escape from the knots and tangles of not knowing myself enough. Perchance, a good emancipation is to be spiritually healed. Through a sojourn in Bangkok’s WAT ARUN, peace wouldn’t be that far miles away anymore from your heart. The temple is known to be the “Temple of Dawn”, and for sure, the temple will give you enlightenment before dawn strikes. It is one of the major temples in Bangkok that houses Buddhism, hence, one can actually meditate here (If there wouldn’t be much people). In this temple, tourists can enjoy climbing up its steep stairs and reach the main prang of the temple. After this strenuous activity under the hot sun, you can see the scenic view of Bangkok and picturesque of Chao Phraya River on the side. So, just like what others say, everything is more worth it with a little sacrifice. Neverthless, you wouldn’t regret having this TEMPLE RUN!
9 months ago
Wat Arun, better known as 'The Temple of Dawn', is the iconic temple along Bangkok's riverside that you usually see on sunset postcards. As an architect, I know the importance of stupas in Buddhist architecture where the top symbolically represents the six heavens. What makes this temple so different from a typical Buddhist temple are the colored faience, which is encrusted with colorful porcelain and seashells, creating a kaleidoscope of colors and reflections at different times of the day. Tip: Don't forget about the smaller Ordination Hall which has less crowds but is just as amazing! (All photos: Self-taken.)
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