Bangkok’s Grand Palace & Temple of the Emerald Buddha: Photo Essay

May 28, 2012 in Asia, Thailand, Travelogue

Today we visited the Grand Palace & The Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Which is actually carved out of Jade, but who’s looking that close?

There’s no way to describe it. It’s one of those phenomenal, magical places that is a tourist attraction for very good reasons.

Tony took a jillion pictures, but I’m just sharing the very best of them here.

It was the perfect way to spend our 18th anniversary…

laying a lotus flower in memory of Bill Raney's family


These bells sounded lovely as the rain blew in...


Entering the Temple of the Emerald Buddha

The Emerald Buddha, the most important buddha in Thailand, not actually emerald, but carved out of jade


Supposedly houses some hair of the Buddha

Wall murals

The public boats we rode back to the train