National Geographic : 1922 Mar
BUDDHAS IN THE WAT BENCHAMA BOPIT: BANGKOK These images, showing the Teacher of the Law and Middle Way in various attitudes, are the gifts of princes. The first image represents Gautama before he reached Buddha-hood, after his forty days of fasting (see text, page 244). THE EMERALD BUDDHA TEMPLE, THE GLORY OFBANGKOK This is the place of worship ofSiam's king. The roofs areof Chinese imperial yellow tilebordered with indigo blue, while thepillars are of exquisite mosaic. The center ofinterest inthis temple isthe Emerald Buddha (see page247).