DAILY PHOTO: Wat Arun’s Saffron Banner

Taken in September of 2014 at Wat Arun

Taken in September of 2014 at Wat Arun

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When I visited Wat Arun last year, this banner was wrapped around one of the upper tiers of the temple. It contained messages from around the world in various languages.  It functioned like the prayer boards that one sees at Shinto shrines in Japan. One can’t really see it from ground level.

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DAILY PHOTO: Chinese Sage at Wat Arun

Taken in September of 2014 at Wat Arun in Bangkok.

Taken in September of 2014 at Wat Arun in Bangkok.

While built in the Thai-Khmeri style, Wat Arun displays a great deal of Chinese influence. It was built at a time with trade with China was thriving.