The famous Wat Phra Kaeo or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is located in Bangkok, is not only a prominent religious site, but also one of the holiest places in the world for Buddhists. The temple was named in honor of its main reliquary - the statues of Emerald Buddha, whose height is 66. Unlike in general, the statue is not cut out of the giant emerald, but from the jadeite, which is an emerald green variety of nephrite.
The beautiful temple is open to the people of any denominations that can see one of the most important Buddhist sanctuaries. The tourists should only observe one important rule - one should only enter into the temple in the reserved and long clothes. At the entrance to the temple the unprepared guests can borrow the long trousers. The history of the appearance of the unique statue is as peculiar as its harmonious shape.
As the legend tells, the lightning strikes the small ceramic mortar in 1434. The mortar was split and the unique artifact was discovered. For a long time, the statue belonged to King Rama I, and was moved to his own temple at his command. Since then the statue has been very respected Every three months, the monks put them in the new clothes. And the place of delivery is never empty in the temple. Besides the unique statue, you can see the beautiful frescoes that represent Buddha's life in the temple. On the adjacent territory and in the temple itself is presented a lot of other sculptures, including the statue of the royal family of the Chakri dynasty, as well as the strange mythical being. For several centuries, two majestic bronze lions have protected the entrance into the temple. Next - Lotus Temple
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