Life in the ROK

West goes East: The lives and adventures of a Californian couple living in Seoul

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Us with Noy, my family's Thai exchange student who was an awesome tour guide for our 24 hours in Bangkok. Here we are at Wat Phra Kaew or the temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is actually made of green jade or jasper......The Buddha is thought to have been made in the 15th century and was the cause of several wars before ending up for good in Bangkok in 1782, when Wat Phra Kaew was built and Bangkok was founded. No one is allowed to take pictures of the Buddha so you will just have to imagine it in all of its green glory. Another interesting thing about the Emerald Buddha is that it's outfit’s change seasonally, for winter, although it is never very cold in Bangkok, summer, and the rainy season.

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