The Royal Pantheon. (Prasat Phra Thep Bidon)

Prasat Phra Thep Bidon originally called BuddhaPrang Prasat was built in the reign of King Rama IV. This building originally intended for enshring the Emerald Buddha and now it sever as the Royal Pantheon. This Royal Pantheon is a pavilion with four-square Prangs. Now it is inside used for keeping statues of decased eight King of Chakri Dynasty.

The Royal Pantheon is open to the Public in once a year on the 6th of April which the public pay their respects on Chakri Day.

The gilt image of mythical beings standing in from of the Royal Pantheon reside the Himavavant forest of Thai cosmology, such a bronze images of living beinga half-gint and half-bird, half-human and half-bird.

This image is “Absornsi” half-angel and half-lion standing with hands in giving everyone a warm welcome. There are two gilded stupas in from of the Royal PantTeon. The were built in the reign of King Rama in dedication to his parents.

source : Tourist Guide to Thailand book,
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