Tuesday, July 22, 2014

84 Bangkok

On Buddha Days in Bangkok they sometimes open up the wats that are normally kept locked.

I went to the wonderful Wat Ratchaprahdit, where the ashes of King Rama IV are kept under the main Buddha image.

On the temple's walls are murals showing the royal ceremonies throughout the year, and on the entry wall to the right of the door in is King Rama IV observing the solar eclipse and changing Siam's world view...



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