Nile Guide Bangkok: Photo Friday

Things to Do — By Kevin Revolinski on April 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Photo by Kevin Revolinski

From a distance the display jars look like something out of a science fiction movie, up close the contents look like polished pebbles. But these lighted glass miniature chedis contain relics of the Buddha and some of his more distinguished followers. This particular collection occupies a small museum within the Wat Yannawa complex near the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.

Tags: bangkok, buddha, museum, photo, relics, wat yannawa


  • Pharaonick says:

    Relics of the Buddha? Wonder what he would think of that?!

  • Kevin Revolinski says:

    Good question. I wonder what most religion icons would think of their posthumous or post Nirvana-finding portrayals. At least the several arms of John the Baptist were actually human bones.


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