Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wat Arun Ratchavararam In Bangkok Thailand.

Wat Arun ~ Temple Of Dawn.
Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) is located on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River opposite Wat Pho and is the standout temple in Bangkok. Construction of the center Phra Prang chedi and four smaller ones was started by King Rama II (r. 1809-1824) and completed by King Rama III (r. 1824-1851).
The photos taken - me and the center Phra Prang chedi during my visited in year 2008.
The Phra Prang chedis are supported by rows of demons and monkeys.The Phra Prang chedis of Wat Arun are built of brick covered with stucco. The decorations are unique, thousands of pieces of multi-coloured Chinese porcelain.
In niches in the central tower are green figures of the Phra Narai seated on Erawan, the traditional Thai three-headed elephant.
This is the very steep and narrow steps lead to a balcony high on the center Phra Prang.The center balcony commands an impressive view of Bangkok across the river. From here you can see the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the spacious Wat Pho.
The main Ubosot of Wat Arun.
Inside the Ubosot was venerated Phra Phuttharup Narumit Buddha.The row of Buddha statues at the right side.
The Mondop of Wat Arun.
The Bell Tower of Wat Arun.

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