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Wat Bowornniwet, Bangkok

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Wat Pavaranivesh Vihara Rajavaravihara is a major Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand.The temple is a center of the Thammayut Nikaya order of Thai Theravada Buddhism, it is the shrine-hall of Phra Phuttha Chinnasi (พระพุทธชินสีห์), a statue of the Buddha which dates to around 1357. Bowonniwet has been a major temple of patronage for the ruling Chakri dynasty. It is where many royal princes and kings studied and served their monkhood, including King Bhumibol and his son, the present king Vajiralongkorn.ArchitectureThe golden chedi at the wats shrine carries the relics and ashes of Thai royals. The two viharas are closed to public. The T-shaped bot holds a magnificent Sukhothai-period Buddha, cast in 1257 CE to celebrate freedom from the Khmers.The murals on the bots interior walls were traditionally light and limited in their subject matter and style. They were painted to appear three-dimensional. Monk artist Khrua In Khong introduced Western style in the murals depicting Buddhist subjects.
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  • Temple dropped during a city walk in Bangkok. Taught names for worshippers in the temple. Or WAT bovoniniwe was called, but not well. Is making a somewhat modest appearance, pillars, door frames, window frames, huh in a fine-crafted sculpture. Also winning gold in France has been enshrined as the unworldly drawings depicted on the ceiling, sucked in great.
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  • In front of the WAT bowanniwert Street and before Bhumibol monochrome photos were hung heavily. There were a lot of people visiting mourners, dressed in black, because the temple is a famous Temple in deep relationship with the King and was training to be a nun. I only look from the outside during the stop.
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  • Another wonderful temple - the grounds are quite big so you can easily spend at least an hour wandering around.  more »

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