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Phra Viharn Yod (DTHB125)

2006 Photograph, Phra Viharn Yod (พระวิหารยอด), © 2006.

 

Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

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The Viharn, decorated with tiles and porcelain, is situated next to Hor Phra Naga. (A Viharn or Wiharn is the part of a Thai temple complex used to house various Buddha images.) Formerly Phra Viharn Yod housed a silver Buddha image which was cast by King Rama I from various religious deities previously belonging to King U-Thong, founder of Ayutthaya in 1351. These had been destroyed by the Burmese in the first sack of the capital in 1753.

 

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Taken on November 10, 2006