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The patterns of Wat Phra Kaew

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Searching for some pattern inspiration, I came across these photos that I took at Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok’s Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

Wat Phra Kaew is located in the historic centre of Bangkok and is considered the most sacred temple in Thailand. It really is a feast of Thai workmanship.

wat phra kaew bird pattern

Amongst the gold and mosaic was a wall of these beautiful jade hand painted tiles.

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It seemed every surface was embellished with tile, mosaic, paint or gilt.

The temple consists of over 100 buildings within the precincts of the Grand Palace which covers an area of 234 acres. We visited some years ago now, but I recall it was a welcome tranquil retreat from the chaos of Bangkok.

A definite source of inspiration and a must see if you are ever in the locality.

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