March 8, 2013

Ho Phra Keo Museum (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

Full view of Ho Phra Keo
My friend and I headed to Ho Phra Keo Museum (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) after our descent from Patuxai. The temple was built in 1565 by King Xaisethathirath of Lanexang Kingdom to house the Emerald Buddha. It is situated just across from Wat Si Saket. It is the former royal temple of Lao Monarchy.


I paid Lao Kip 5,000, around Thai Baht 20 for the ticket.






At the steps of Ho Phra Keo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

Ceiling of the temple

Doors at the temple are decorated with mythological creatures







Some Buddha statues on its veranda





Stone tablets




Stairs at the back of Ho Phra Keo





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