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  Wat Ratchabophit

 

Thailand

Wat Ratchabophit is a Buddhist temple just off Rattanakosin Island in Bangkok. It was built during the reign of King Rama V and is famed for its western-styled Bobby-like door guards, as well as for its unique circular courtyard that surrounds a gilded chedi (fig.).

 

The section at the western entrance contains a royal burial ground, that consists of numerous cemetery mausoleums, mostly with the ashes of close family members of King Rama V.

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  Wat Ratchabophit