Phra Viharn Yod (DTHB125)
2006 Photograph, Phra Viharn Yod (พระวิหารยอด), © 2006.
Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok, Thailand.
พระบรมมหาราชวัง และ วัดพระแก้ว
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.