Phra Si Ratana Chedi
Phra Si Ratana Chedi
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TONY M
Kirkby Lonsdale, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The Place you don't miss when you visit Thailand. The structure of this Chedi is influenced by such ancient structures found amidst Ayutthaya ruins. It is a stupa where the golden exterior stands out pretty quickly amidst all the other structures on the premises.
Written May 29, 2019
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
This golden, bell-shaped stupa is stunning in its simplicity. Not until I returned to Florida did I learn of its significance. Properly spelled Phra Si Ratana Chedi (chedi is an alternative word for stupa, which is a dome-shaped structure that serves as a Buddhist shrine), this stupa recalls the monumental pagodas of the old capital in Ayutthaya. The chedi/stupa is faced with small gold mirrored tiles, making it much shinier than pagodas that are simply gilded. This chedi/stupa, moreover, houses a piece of Buddha’s breastbone. The design is influenced by Sri Lanka architecture. When the three stupa are aligned, notice the distinctive architecture of each (depicted in the accompanying photos). The more domed-like structures are Cambodian, whereas the steep spires are Thai. When at Grand Palace, our tour group enjoyed experiencing "Changing of the Guard". Caution: If you see them coming, move out of the way. They're like tanks!☺
Written March 9, 2017
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,041 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
This is part of the temple complex of the Grand Palace and the Temple of Emerald Buddha. This golden stupa is said to contain the ashes of the Buddha and is therefore an important place of worship for Buddhists.
Written August 20, 2015
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,433 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
The Phra Siratani Chedi is one of many interesting things to see within the Grand Palace complex in Bangkok.

This is a sizeable 19th century stupa that is Sri-Lankan in style and design, located on the Upper Terrace near the entrance to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

It is believed that the ashes of the Lord Buddha are maintained within Phra Siratani Chedi, which makes this a very important building for Buddhists who visit the Grand Palace complex.

You can find the Chedi quite easily due to its size, unique spire-like shape and solid gold colour. It is next to the important Phra Mondop building and near the interesting sandstone model of Angkor Wat (Cambodia) and can be quickly seen prior to going inside the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
Written May 15, 2014
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MerryMegsy
Lara, Australia1,032 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
This stupa is certainly the stand out structure at the Grand Palace. It stands so high and is so golden, you also need to cover your eyes as the sun shines on the brilliant gold paint.

Simply beautiful! We took loads of photos and simply enjoyed seeing this structure.

If you go to the Grand Palace, you can't miss it, it's a must see!
Written November 27, 2014
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theharrogatelady
Harrogate, UK1,648 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Such a beautiful golden temple within the Grand Temple. If you look up close the dome is formed through millions of tiny gold tiles. It looked amazing in the February sunshine!
Written February 28, 2020
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Erindel66
Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain4,936 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
This wonderful golden stupa or chedi belongs to the Emerald Buda Temple in the Royal Palace. Situated on the west end of the upper terrace. Built by Rama IV in the middle of the 19th century- It reminds of the ancient pagodas of Ayutthaya.. The chedi is covered with small gold mirrored tiles, making it a bit shinier than other pagodas that are just painted with gold. It houses a piece of the Buddha's breastbone.
Written December 8, 2019
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
We had visited the beautiful Wat Phra temple complex during our holidays in Bangkok and this giant golden stupa shinning brightly in the sunlight was located inside the temple complex. The architecture is inspired by the stupas found in the historical city of Ayuthaya. Tourists from all over the world was busy clicking pictures with the golden stupa.
Written October 8, 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,918 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is a beautiful shining golden temple. The architecture is impressive. A good place to take some photos.
Written July 23, 2019
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Sam D
Cairns, Australia49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
This recognizable and imposing structure is one of the first sites upon entering the Grand Palace. While grand and impressive, it is relatively simple in intricacy in comparison to the many Wats and buildings around it.
Written March 31, 2019
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