Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bangkok Day 8 - Royal Grand Palace

Continuing story about my trip to Bangkok..

Day 8 saw me taking a half day tour-guided trip to the Royal Grand Palace & Temple of Emerald Buddha. It was a good thing as I was unable to arrange trip on my own because of my tight schedule. Both located in the same area, which is huge!! I think we spent about 3 hours there, but I still don't feel satisfied :-)

You may want to read about the Royal Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha in wiki. Here, I'm sharing some photos..


Bangkok Day 8 - Royal Grand Palace
Golden Stupa



Bangkok Day 8 - Royal Grand Palace
A mystical animal-woman.. she is more like a guardian of the temple.


Bangkok Day 8 - Royal Grand Palace
Posing on a golden stupa. Love the background!


Bangkok Day 8 - Royal Grand Palace
This Buddha meant to be offered with golden leaves. It's a thin gold tissue. Interesting..


Bangkok Day 8 - Royal Grand Palace
This is what you see around the Temple of Emerald Buddha. No camera was allowed beyond this point.


Bangkok Day 8 - Royal Grand Palace
The Emerald Buddha is not a huge statue, but it's just around 1/2 meters in height. As no photos allowed inside the temple, I had to took a snap of the photo my tour guide was holding. The Buddha will be dressed (in gold) according to season and only the King could change the clothing. It's held as a ceremony there.


The details of the cravings here are very intrinsic and interesting. It's a pity that I couldn't spend a little bit more time there. Nevertheless, I was feel good that at least I get to see the place once.

The rest of Royal Grand Palace & Temple of Emerald Buddha can be viewed HERE.

3 comments:

Princess said...

wow, astounding photos, looks royal and beautiful sculptures..
enjoy the tour tulip,

-Aiz.

Jeevan said...

It looks grand and majestic as the name itself!

venus66 said...

Wonderful photos. Have a good time.