Tuesday, December 2, 2014

THAILAND ~ Bangkok - Wat Phra Kaew ~

...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. :-)
Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (officially known as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram) is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Located in the historic centre of Bangkok, within the grounds of the Grand Palace.

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
(Issued 05-12-2013)
-Thai Heritage Conservation Day
(Issued 02-04-2014)
-Thailand 2013 World Stamp Exhibition - Contemporary Arts
(Issued 02-08-2013)

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