There are several majestic buildings in the grounds of Wat Phra Kaew. This is a Buddhist temple for the royal family only. Therefore, the buildings in the precinct are built with a lot of luxury. Many of the colors used in the buildings are gold, which is easy to understand and symbolizes wealth. Many tourists were walking between the golden buildings. The most noticeable people here are tourists from China. Chinese is heard here and there. They may be part of the tourist route for groups of tourists.
Chinese people and gold-colored, it is very comfortable combination. Everywhere in the world, there are shops dealing in gold in Chinatown. And they are often crowded with customers. Chinese people love gold. I think this is also a sign that the Chinese don't trust their country and their government. Because they don't trust their country, they don't trust the money the government issues them either. And in case of an emergency, they take the money and run out of the country.
The building in the picture was built in Wat Phra Kaew. The chedi on the left is called Phra Si Rattana Chedi. It was modeled after a chedi in Ayutthaya. The one on the right is called Phra Mondop and it contains the Code of Canon Law. In both cases, the doors were closed and we were not allowed to enter.
December 16, 2019
Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand
RICOH GR III