Wat Phra Kaew is famous because the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is situated on the grounds of the Grand Palace.
Approach to the entrance
Demon Guardian Statues
The architectures are very unique. I felt the essence of "Thailand " from this architectures.
Phra Si Ratana Chedi (Golden Stupa)
We climbed up to the upper terrace.
Mondop ( The Library)
Green mirrored tiles were inlaid
The architecture and the arts were very gorgeous and impressive.
There was a miniature of Angkor Watt.
It was crafted by the order of King Rama IV.
The Royal Pantheon
The base under the door
Colorful demons supporting a stupa
Statue of a Kinnnaree
Temple of Emerald Buddha
In front of the entrance of Temple of Emerald Buddha
Many people prayed to the Buddha with a lotus in hand watering over the head.
We saw the Emerald Buddha in the temple but we were prohibited from taking pictures of the Emerald Buddha. The Buddha's height, including the base, is 66cm and the width is 48cm. It was small but dignified. The Buddha was carved from a single block of jade. It was first discovered in1434 in Chiang Rai, and it was enshrined in this temple later. The costumes are changed three times a year.
The grounds of the Grand Palace is huge. It was pity that it was too hot and humid for us to look around at everything.