...Fantastic "surprise" postcard showing the king of all temples...the most well known landmark, a must see when going to Bangkok...and with wonderful stamps used!! Thanks a lot Reepolkul. :-)
Central to the temple is the Emerald Buddha, a dark green tiny statue standing (between 60 and 75cm) carved from a single jade stone. No one is allowed near the statue except the Thai King who conducts rituals at the temple throughout the year.
Wat Phra Kaew is the only temple in Thailand that doesn't have any resident monks.
-H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 86th Birthday Anniversary
-Thai Heritage Conservation Day
-Thailand 2013 World Stamp Exhibition - Contemporary Arts