TIL – Statue Dressing

Today is March 13, 2015, and I am standing in the courtyard of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand.

On our tour of this complex, our English-speaking guide tells us that inside this building is a statue of the Buddha that is not actually made of emerald, but is made of jade. He then tells us that the status is in its summer wear. Here is a picture…


Our guide continued and…

TILThe Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand, is dressed in raiment depending on the season. The statue has a summer outfit, a rainy outfit, and a winter outfit. When each season begins, the clothes are changed by the King himself.

It’s a good day when you learn something new.


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