View of Wat
Srakes from the Golden Mount
Inside the Uposatha
Srakes is a very beautiful and important monastery
in the history of Thai Nation since the first King of
Chakri Dynasty. There are the Shrine Hall, the Main
Church (Uposatha), the Monastery Library and many
other interesting things.
The Shrine Hall :
The Shrine Hall is situated in the east
of the Golden Mount. Inside, there are two important
Buddha images; Phra Attharos, which is the old
Buddha image brought from the Golden Hall of
Phitsanulok Province. The other one is Luangphor
Dusit, the old Buddha image brought from the Dusit
monastery which is the Dusit Palace at present.
The Main Church (Uposatha) : Next to the Shrine Hall
is the Uposatha,which is located within its own walls.
It is a beautiful architecture, built in the reign of King
Rama I. Inside the Uposatha there is a big meditation
Buddha image, and on the walls there are paintings of
the story of lord Buddha.
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