This 16 foot Yaksha stands guard at Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. This highly ornate, porcelain gatekeeper is typically characterized with bulging eyes, fangs, a greenish complexion and holding a sword.
Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (officially known as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram) is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Located in the historic centre of Bangkok, within the grounds of the Grand Palace, it enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), the highly revered Buddha image meticulously carved from a single block of jade.
The Royal Pantheon, called Prasat Phra Thep Bidorn in Thai, is the largest building on the upper platform. It was built on the east end of the platform, next to the Phra Mondop, by King Rama IV. It was originally intended to house the Emerald Buddha.
Experience this 150 year old history in high quality dramatic audio-visual tour on Apple and Android devices. Listen to mind-blowing stories and learn how the palace has remained the seat of power & spiritual heart of the Thai kingdom for so long. This app acts as a local guide who will take you through the palace with images, text, and navigational 3D maps to support the dynamic and fun narration.
Find your way around the Palace & look out for the points of interests using our Off-line Maps. The Grand Palace is divided into four main courts, separated by numerous walls and gates. Our super-easy maps will help you navigate thorough the Palace like a Pro and you do not have to depend on a human guide's mood, accent, attitude or risk of getting cheated.
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