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Emerald Buddha - Wat Phra Keow, Chiang Rai

Legend says this temple's chedi was struck by lightning in 1436 to reveal the famous Emerald
Buddha. The king, upon seeing this Buddha, commanded a new temple (same name) to be built In Bangkok and the Emerald Buddha was subsequently moved. The Emerald Buddha illustrated in this image is a jade replica.

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM
1/60s f/2.8 at 24.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto