Rama: Kings of Thailand. Rama is adopted from the name of the Hindu God Rama, an avatar of Vishnu.
Bang Sue Grand Station: the largest railway station in Southeast Asia and will have 26 platforms.
The Grand Palace
Established in 1782 after King Rama I ascended to the throne. Consists of royal residence and throne halls, a number of government offices, the renowed Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Covers an area of 218,000 sq meters; Surrounded by four walls, 1900 meters in length. The two earliest buildings were the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall and the Phra Maha Monthian.
Before this palace is built, the royal palace and center of administration had been located in Thonburi, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River.
The Temple of the Emerald Buddha: a.k.a. Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram or Wat Phra Kaew. Established by King Rama I in 1782. The temple is in the Outer Palace to house the Emerald Buddha. There's no living quarters for monks. The tradition of a Buddhist temple in the precincts of the royal palace has existed in Thiland since the Sukhothai period, about 800 years ago.
Phra Ubosoth or the Chapel of the Emerald Buddha: the most important building in the temple. The ordination hall in real Thai (Ayudhaya period) style architecture.
3 different costumes of the Emerald Buddha: for summer, rainy season and winter. The first 2 made during King Rama I and the last one during King Rama III, all made of gold and jewelry. The ceremony of changing the costume of the Emerald Buddha takes place three times a year, and the beginning of new season, by the king.
The Demon Guardians: 6 pairs, standing at the gate of the gallery, guarding the Emerald Buddha from all evil spirits. Built in the reign of King Rama III. Each one is an important character in Ramakien ("Glory of Rama", one of Thailand's national epics) story.
Historical Sites (Outside of Bangkok)
- Ayutthaya Historical Park
- Sukhothai Historical Park
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