Even if the halls at Wat Phra Kaew are not decorated with gold, the roofs painted with bright tiles stand out well against the white walls and blue sky. In Japan, Buddhist temples have a monotone image. They are more subdued than temples in Thailand, and are rarely as brightly colored as the ones here. Therefore, seeing such roofs makes me feel an exotic atmosphere. The color scheme of Buddhist temples differs from one culture to another. Gautama Siddhartha must have left no comment on the color scheme of temples.
The roof in the photo is bright orange. The doors are trimmed in gold, but gold is not used for the roof. Thailand is a hot country. The strong sunlight was shining down on the orange roof. Orange certainly looks good in this kind of weather, but I wondered if orange is not used just for the sake of appearance. This color is the same as that of the robes worn by the Buddhist monks. This color must have been used to create the image that the building itself is wearing a robe.
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