Tuesday, 21 April 2009

My Bangkok Trip Part TWO

We started our Merit making at the 9 Sacred temples on 3/3/09 at 9am, with all the "homework and research I’ve prepare before my trip. I gave the map to the driver and proceed.

Our first stop~~ Wat Sutha, 1st class Royal Temple of Bangkok. This temple contains the beautiful 13th century Buddha image of Phra Sri Sakyamuni from Sukhothai province. The ashes of King Rama VIII, brother of the current king, are contained in its base. Rows of Buddha images at the chapel were beautifully line up and they are really impressive.

2nd stop ~~ The Golden Mount, Wat Sakae, 2nd Class Royal Temple The 320 steps to get to the top, really Tiring! The top most part is about 100 meters high, and the base is 500 meters in diameter.There is a small shrine beneath the roof-top chedi. From the rooftop terrace you have a 360 degree view of Bangkok

3rd stop ~ Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, 1st class Royal Temple one of the most important temples of Bangkok, whose one-time chief abbot was King Rama IV before he ascended the throne. Other Chakri Kings who had resided here during their monk hood include King Rama IV and King Rama VII, as well as His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX). The ubosot of Wat Bowonniwet contains the Phra Phutthachinasri image of Buddha, which dates from around 1357. There are several rare and much revered Buddha statues including Phra Suwannakhet, Phra Nirantarai and Phra Phuttachinnasi. to be con't

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