Photo of the Week!

F 8; 1/250; ISO 100; 22mm.

Shot in Bangkok, Thailand at the Wat Arun.

Sitting opposite the Grand Palace on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya river is Wat Arun.  Despite being one of Bangkok’s more prominent attractions, there are plenty of opportunities to leave the crowds behind and enjoy zen-like moments on the grounds of the temple.  Wat Arun, which translates to “Temple of Dawn,” looks impressive at any time of day, like right here in the late afternoon.

Wat Arun also has an interesting history.  For instance, it’s a Buddhist temple, but it’s named for a Hindu god (Aruna) and features lots of Hindu iconography… but that hasn’t always been the case.  Past kings have dramatically changed the appearance of the site, adding spires and statues, as well as modifying the coating of it.  You can learn more by clicking here (via Wikipedia).

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