Thailand 2: Of Gold and Culture

Puppy Mood: Excited to see majestic temples and see a glimpse of their histor

As promised from our previous post, we continue on with our 5 part Bangkok, Thailand special. In this block, we will touch on those pretty temples this woofer was able to visit. Woof!!!! We will give snippets about each temples~ woof!

Wat Arun Temple:

Puppy Facts:: Wat Arun, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is situated on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya River. It is easily one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok, not only because of its riverside location, but also because the design is very different to the other temples you can visit in Bangkok. Wat Arun (or temple of the dawn) is partly made up of colourfully decorated spires and stands majestically over the water.

2017-01-07_08.43.08.jpgIs it just me but this picture fits the name Temple of the Dawn?

Puppy Seal of Approval: Take at least an hour to go around this temple. Climb up the temple steps (just be careful, it could be very steep. Just make sure you hold on the railings). From up there, you can see the Grand Palace and a vantage point of the city.

2017-01-07_08.44.34.jpgPretty details~

Wat Phra Kaew

Puppy Facts:  also known as theTemple of the Emerald Buddha  is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Located in the historic centre of Bangkok, within the grounds of the Grand Palace, it enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), the highly revered Buddha image meticulously carved from a single block of jade. The Emerald Buddha (Phra Putta Maha Mani Ratana Patimakorn) is a Buddha image in the meditating position in the style of the Lanna school of the north, dating from the 15th century AD.

img_0612So grand!

img_0641So much details!!! Woof!

Puppy Seal of Approval: This temple is located inside the Grand Palace. There are many picture perfect places if you take your time to go around. Listen, there are gold chimes around the temple… appreciate the years of their culture and religion.

img_0631Golden Chedi of Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Ratchanatdaram

Puppy Facts: Wat Ratchanatdaram is a buddhist temple located at the intersection between Ratchadamnoen Klang and Maha Chai Road, in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok. Meaning Temple of the Royal Niece, the temple was built to the order of King Nangklao (Rama III) for the princess granddaughter, Somanass Waddhanawathy in 1846.

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Puppy Picture!! Woof!

A temple in Bangkok which was built in 1846 during the reign of King Rama III. Wat Ratchanatdaram is best known for the  Loha Prasat, a 36-meter-tall multi-tiered structure featuring 37 metal spires, signifying the 37 virtues toward enlightenment in Buddhist belief. It is regarded the world’s only brazen palace (a building of which its roof covered by broze tiles) in existence. Next to the temple is the King Rama II Memorial Plaza.

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Buddha at the end of the hallway

Puppy Seal of Approval: Climb!! Up the stair case…. each level teaches you the different virtue you must have n order to live a good life.

img_0541They were currently repainting the temple…
It is so nice to see how they take care of the temple.

Wat Suthat Thepphaararam

Puppy Facts:  is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. It is a royal temple of the first grade, one of ten such temples in Bangkok (23 in Thailand). Construction was begun by King Rama I in 2350 BE. Further construction and decorations were carried out by King Rama II who helped carve the wooden doors, but the temple was not completed until the reign of King Rama III in 2390 BE.

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So many…..

This temple contains the Buddha image Phra Sri Sakyamuni which have been moved from Sukhothai province. At the lower terrace of the base, there are 28 Chinese pagodas which mean the 28 Buddhas born on this earth. Wat Suthat also contains Phra Buddha Trilokachet in the Ubosot (Ordinary Hall) and Phra Buddha Setthamuni in the Sala Kan Parian (Meeting Hall)

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Moooommmm…. Wait for me!
Entering one of the doors~

Puppy Seal of Approval: Free water! You have to meet all the Buddha around the place. It has this very calming effect.

Wat Pho:

Puppy Facts: Wat Pho, also spelled as Wat Po, is a Buddhist temple complex in the Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, Thailand. It is on Rattanakosin Island, directly south of the Grand Palace.Known also as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, its official name is Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn. The more commonly known name, Wat Pho, is a contraction of its older name Wat Photaram

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The giant reclining Buddha~

The temple is first on the list of six temples in Thailand classed as the highest grade of the first-class royal temples. It is associated with King Rama I who rebuilt the temple complex on an earlier temple site, and became his main temple where some of his ashes are enshrined. The temple was later expanded and extensively renovated by Rama III. The temple complex houses the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand, including a 46 meter long Buddha.

Puppy Seal of Approval: You have to have a picture!!!!

 

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