The Emerald Buddha In Wat Phra Kaeo Was Not Made With Emerald

Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaeo
Shot at Wat Phra Kaeo, a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand tetsuOzawa

The emerald Buddha was seen in the back of the hall

I moved to the crowdest place in the precinct of Wat Phra Kaeo. Many tourists were wriggling around the decorative architecture. It was the main hall of this Buddhist temple. Taking my shoes off, I entered the inside. The inside was also crowded as same as outside.

The main hall housed an emerald Buddha and it was the highlight in this temple. Everybody came here to see. Against the odds, the Buddha statue was smaller than I expected. Usually, the main Buddha statues are very large in Thailand. Yet this Buddha statue here was small. It was placed on the top of the base and it looked down the visitors as if it was an unreachable dream.

At first, the statue was small because it was made with emerald, a precious stone. Yet it was not true. This statue was made with Jade.

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PHOTO DATA

No

11327

Shooting Date

Sep 2019

Posted On

December 18, 2019

Place

Bangkok, Thailand

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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