Tuesday, November 29, 2016

THAILAND ~ Wat Saket - Bangkok ~

...Beautiful view of one of the symbols of the city and popular tourist attraction.... the Golden Mount looks its best at night when it glows gold against the dark sky... with a great variety of lovely stamps used... Thanks a lot Jobbo, nice to hear from you!!  (✿ ♥‿♥)
Photo: Sukit Tejavanija

Wat Saket is historic temple built during the reign of King Rama I. It is best known for The Golden Mount (Phu Khao Thong in Thai), a man-made hill with a golden chedi on the hilltop, which was completed during the reign of King Rama V after decades of construction. The golden chedi is where the sacred Buddha's relics are enshrined.

Bangkok was originally moated and walled with forts at intervals along it (built in 1783 during the reign of King Rama I).  It was broken by 16 gates and 14 forts (Phra Sumain, Yukornton, Mahaprab, Mahakan, Mootaluog, Seurtayan, Mahachai, charkphet, Phisua, Mahaluok, Mahayak, Phrachun, Phra-Ar-thit, and Isintorn).

Only 2 forts are still remaining along the former wall : Fort Mahakan and Fort Phrasumain.

Red Cross
(Issued 30-03-1999)

Chinese Stamp Exhibition - Bangkok
(Issued 04-08-1998)

The 2nd International Asian Hornbill Workshop
(Issued 12-04-1996)

Paintings - Queen Sirikit
(Issued 12-08-2013)

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