Thailand- the country of many beautiful Buddhist temples. We will tell only about some of them so that you can plan their visit during your vacation in Thailand.
Wat Phra Keo in Bangkok
Wat Phra Kaew is the most important temple in Thailand. It is located in the very center of Bangkok in the innermost part of the Royal Palace and holds an emerald Buddha statue. This Buddha statue made of jadeite has a rich history. After discovering it in Chiang Rai in 1434, several kings owned the statue. She stayed in Laos for more than 200 years before being returned to Thailand during the capture of Vientiane in 1778. She finally acquired her permanent place in the temple in 1784. The atmosphere that reigns around this place is special and touching. At the foot of the altar you can sometimes see royal gifts and offerings of ordinary people. Continue reading
Bogolyubovo is one of the ancient settlements that arose during the time of Ancient Russia. Bogolyubovo appeared in the middle of the XII century by order of one of the princes of that time, Andrei. The town is located in the Suzdal district in close proximity to the city of Vladimir and is one of the significant points in the route of the well-known Golden Ring.
We cannot but tell the legend of the foundation of this wonderful place. The story tells of an unusual event that occurred with Prince Andrew during the transportation of the icon of the Virgin from Vladimir to Rostov. Having departed a little from Vladimir, the horses stood rooted to the spot and no one could drive them from that place. It was decided to stay and wait the night in this mysterious place, and at night a great event happened – the appearance of Our Lady to Prince Andrew. After this night, Prince Andrew decided to establish a city in this place, and later a temple was erected here. Continue reading