Thailand Tour 2013
Bangkok | Thailand
21 Nov 2013 | Thu
Day 36 of 43
The Grand Palace and Temple of The Emerald Buddha Bangkok
The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand, is one of the most impressive sites in Southeast Asia. This collection of temples, stupas, and halls stands as an awe-inspiring testament to Thai royalty and Buddhist culture. Located on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River, it has been a symbol of power since its construction began in 1782 by King Rama I.
As you enter this grand complex, you are immediately surrounded by intricate architectures that blend harmoniously with nature. The site contains several buildings including Wat Phra Kaew or “Temple of the Emerald Buddha” which houses a small statue made from a single piece of jade standing only 66 cm tall. Across from Wat Phra Kaew is another stunning temple which was built to honor former Kings – The Chakri Maha Prasat Hall.