ระบบงานห้องสมุด/ Buddha Images in The Grand Palace
Buddha Images in The Grand Palace
Buddhism and the monarchy have defined and guided the Thai nation throughout its history. Both are most emphatically symbolized by the Grand Palace and its royal chapel, the famous Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
For more than 200 years, the Grand Palace has served the Chakri Kings as a royal residence and, today, as the focal point of state ceremonies. As such it contains many treasures, not least the countless Buddha statues that have been consecrated by or presented to the nine Kings of the dynasty.
Most of these magnificent Buddhas, however, are enshrined in the private apartments of the Palace and thus ordinarily hidden from public gaze. Now, for the first time, this book presents a rich and detailed look at these rare royal treasures and offers a fascinating insight into their historical, ceremonial and spiritual value.