Grand Palace: Thailand

Friday, September 24, 2010

Yaksha stand guard at the entrances inside the Grand Palace of Thailand—the residence of the king.
(But it is not the residence of the king right now, as he’s in hospital because he had too much sex and
needed an operation, oh, needs protection because the red shirts want to kill him. Or something like that…
we had a very colorful guide during this bit.)

Phra Sri Rattana Chedi (Stupa in Sri Lankan style) – covered in these golden pieces of glass:

Kinnon

Suessian

And near to the Grand Palace was Wat Pho, known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
This figure is 46 meters long (over 150 feet!). Pretty darn impossible to get a good shot for scale.

Buddha’s disciples.