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Wat Phra Kaew Thailand - To Revere the Emerald Buddha First Thing in Bangkok

June 13, 2014

It had been a good night’s rest. The bed was comfortable and the services top notch. Somehow the parameters to distinguish between the superior hotels than the cheesy ones are by the kind of sleep one gets in the hotel room; it pretty much would surmise their forthcoming experience in the property. I had assessed mine, it was going to be memorable here in the hotel and in Thailand, I predicted. And with a positive thought I refreshed to have some breakfast because once I was done with the essentials of the morning, I intended to go to Wat Phra Kaew Thailand to experience the serenity of the Buddhist precinct.

                                               

Wat Phra Kaew Thailand | Image Resource : dangermouse.net

I directed the tuk-tuk to go near Sanam Luang, Phra Nakorn district as per the tourist pamphlet that I carried with myself for directions. The Emerald Buddha or Phra KaewMorakot could be seen within the grand palace. The sculpture of Buddha here pertains to the Chiang San School and is made out of one singular block of jade. It is seated image of the Lord. As a part of the Thai version of the Rama epic, there are several paintings within the premise that depict the era and are considered to have been done during the rule of King Rama. And some portions of the paintings section are possibly spruced in the Chakri Dynasty. But more than any paintings, the most impressive here is the Buddha Himself. His pose and his presence is one which does not let your eyes waiver anywhere else. It dazzles you beyond comprehension and gives the word ‘exotic’ an altogether enhanced meaning.

Wat Phra Kaew | Image Resource : raredelights.com

 

As the most sacred site, the Wat Phra Kaew Thailand attracts visitors all year round. In fact, people throng it the first thing when they land in Bangkok just the way I did. There were several structures each with their own unique significances. The afternoon heat was getting a little unbearable so I entered one of the cafes that could be seen around the place targeting the tourists who come here. I had an impending bus travel to Ko Samet Thailand and it would surely be fun.

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