Stock photo: Wat Phra Keaw
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Wat Phra Kaew, the holiest of all temples in Bangkok, is home to the Emerald Buddha, which is considered the most sacred Buddha image in Thailand. The small green-jade (jasper) statue resides high on a golden altar in the Royal Chapel. This statue was first founded in 1434 covered in stucco. When the stucco crumbled away, several miracles occurred. It now symbolizes the independence, strength, and good fortune of Thailand. Thais believe this religious talisman holds the magical power of the king who thrice annually changes the holy garments. (945,000 sq m, 100+ building).
There is also an elaborate mural displaying the story of Ramakian, which is the Thai version of the Indian Ramayana. Another highlight at Wat Phra Keaw is a model of the Angkor Wat of Cambodia.
The adjoining Grand Palace, the former primary residence of the King, has several buildings which display different architectural forms. The Grand Palace is reserved for ceremonial purposes since presently, the royal family reside at the Chitralada Palace.
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on Aug 3, 2005
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