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thailand the spirit place

the places of great Religious Importance and just the kool

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i arrived in thailand early in the morning so i was sleepy naturally but i just had to see the wat arun temple or the temple of the dawn in the morning sunrise. i heard it was to be a sight to behold and when i saw it they were vary right it was vary beautiful. after the sun was all the way up i got another picture of it just because it was so beautiful that i couldn't control myself. the wat arun temple known as the temple of the dawn as well is a buddha temple and the full name is Wat Arunratchawararam Ratchaworamahawihan.

The height is reported by different sources as between 66,80 m and 86 m, The central prang is topped with a seven-pronged trident, referred to by many sources as the "trident of Shiva". after seeing this i went to a hotel to get some sleep after about 4 hour nap i woke up and headed to wat pho another buddha temple its also known by The Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the full name is Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn. this temple has an area of 50 rai, 80,000 square metres it is also home to more than one thousand Buddha images. The Wat Pho grounds consists of two walled areas bisected by Soi Chetuphon running east and west. The northern walled area is where the reclining Buddha and massage school are found. The southern walled area, Tukgawee, is a working Buddhist monastery with monks in residence and a school. 8181999.jpg

the inside was a sight to behold as well
my next stop was the grand palace not to far from the wat pho temple. Construction of the Palace began in 1782, during the reign of King Rama I, when he moved the capital across the river from Thonburi to Bangkok. The Palace has been constantly expanded and remade, many additional structures were added over time. he decided to build a magnificent new palace as a place of residence as well as a centre of government when he moved the capital. The area chosen was however occupied by Chinese merchants, who he promptly asked to relocate. The Palace is however still very much in use; as many royal rituals are performed here by the King every year. Other royal ceremonies celebrated here are coronations; royal funerals, marriages and state banquets. The Palace grounds also contain the offices and buildings of the Bureau of the Royal Household, the Office of the Private Secretary to the King and Royal Institute of Thailand.
on my way back to the hotel that night i went over the memorial bridge it was a lot of fun there was so many street merchants that were vary friendly. before i left i got a picture from one of the boats that i just had to ride on the Chao Phraya River.
the main language used in thailand is thai and the GDP is about $8,225 per capita. the population in thailand is about 67,764,000 people.

Posted by jblaylock 07:55 Archived in Thailand Tagged air_travel Comments (0)

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