Temples of Thailand - a photographic journey
Bangkok Area Provinces: Central North North-East West South East
Wat Kharuehabodee, on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, is a picturesque temple with many things to see. When we approached the temple from the river we had an excellent view of the layout of the large temple, with the white chedi in the front. The temple ground is kept up very well and it looks like a lot of effort is put into this work. Inside the Chinese-style Ubosot is one of the most important Buddha images, Phra Saekkham, a Chiang Saen-style image. It was brought down here from Vientiane, Laos, along with the Emerald Buddha. It is said to date back to as early as 1157 A.D. A real gem of a temple in Bangkok.