Добро пожаловать к этому международному месту открытки изображения. Benvenuto a questo luogo internazionale della cartolina di immagine. Καλωσορίστε σε αυτήν την διεθνή περιοχή καρτών εικόνων. Willkommen zu diesem internationalen Abbildungspostkarteaufstellungsort. Bienvenue à cet emplacement international de carte postale. Onthaal aan deze Internationale plaats van de beeldprentbriefkaar. Welcome to this International picture postcard site. (Please Click on the Picture for an Enlarged View)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple (wat) inThailand. The Emerald Buddha housed in the temple is a potent religio-political symbol and the palladium (protective image) of Thai society It is located in Phra Nakhon District the historic centre of Bangkok, within the precincts of the Grand Palace. This lovely card was sent to me by Pannipa.
This card had lovely stamps on them as shown below.
Thai Heritage Conservation Day is an annual observance in Thailand held on April 2. It has been celebrated since 1985. Thai Heritage Conservation Day commemorates the birth anniversary of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the second daughter of King Rama IX, who was born on April 2, 1955. Sirindhorn has earned a BA in History, MA in Oriental Epigraphy, and PhD in Educational Development. She has a keen interest in conservation, foreign cultures, history, languages, the arts, education, and technology.
To honour Princes Sirindhorn and celebrate the Royal Family's contribution to creation and conservation of national heritage for generations to come, the government of Thailand established Thai Heritage Conservation Day. It was first held on April 2, 1985, in honour of Sirindhorn's 30th birthday, and has been celebrated annually ever since.

On the occasion of the holiday, numerous cultural activities are held, including, but not limited to, academic seminars, exhibitions, lectures, concerts. They are aimed at providing the knowledge of Thai heritage and exhibiting the variety of Thai culture. On this day, citizens are encouraged to decorate buildings with the national flag.

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