"Grand Palace - Phra Asada Maha Chedi" Grand Palace Tip by Willettsworld

Grand Palace, Bangkok: 313 reviews and 618 photos


Also known as the ?Eight Prangs?, the form of a Thai Prang (tower) derives from the Khmer prasat, but whereas a prasat is ?a residence of a king or a god,? a prang has the same function as a chedi. The ?Eight Prangs? are of different colours. Each one is dedicated to a certain Buddhist concept, as follows:

White: The Buddha Sakayamuni
Purplish Blue: The Teaching of the Buddha
Pink: The Community of Buddhist Monks
Green : The Buddhist Female Monks
Purple: One who has attained nirvana but who is not able to preach the knowledge to men
Dark Blue: The Universal Monarchs
Red: The Buddha in his Former Lives
Yellow: The Buddha Maitreya, the Future Buddha

Address: Maharaj Pier, Chao Phraya, Bangkok
Directions: next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex
Phone: 02-224-1833
Website: http://www.palaces.thai.net/vt/vtgp/

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  • Written Oct 25, 2009
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