Friday, June 21, 2013

Thailand - Bangkok - The Emerald

The Emerald - Bangkok - Thailand

Sent by Jirat, a postcrosser from Pranakorn Sri Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The Emerald Buddha (Thaiพระแก้วมรกต – Phra Kaeo Morakot, or official name พระพุทธมหามณีรัตนปฏิมากร – Phra Phuttha Maha Mani Rattana Patimakon) is the palladium (Thaiขวัญเมือง khwan mueang; colloquially มิ่งเมีอง ming mueang) of the Kingdom of Thailand, a figurine of the sitting Buddha, made of green Nephrite (rather than emerald), clothed in gold, and about 45 cm tall. It is kept in theTemple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. (read further)

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