|The Temple of the Emerald Buddha|
Monday, August 15, 2011
Bangkok Tourist Destinations - Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Wat Phra Kaew - commonly known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is considered to be the holiest temple in Thailand. Before entering the temple, the guards will ask you to remove your shoes and leave it outside. Taking photos inside is not allowed. So I just paid my respects. The small buddha is made of jade, thus its name, Emerald Buddha. I realized that its name is not based on the stone itself but its color, emerald green. It nestled on top of the temple, inside a glass encasement and is surrounded by several gold plated buddhas.
I love the architecture and the colorful buildings inside the whole complex so I took a lot of photos for souvenir. :) It's difficult to get a clearer shot though because the temple is surrounded by hundreds of visitors from around the world.