WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Wat Pariwat (Thailand): Bangkok's David Beckham Temple

26-07-2020

(Worldkings.org) It features unique beautifully crafted Thai mosaic depictions of popular cultural icons.

Wat Pariwat, also known as Wat Pariwas or the David Beckham Temple is a neighborhood temple famous for its golden image of the former football player David Beckham as well as images of popular cultural icons. The temple is on the banks of the Chao Phraya River near Rama III Road.

It is easily accessible via the BRT rapid transit bus service. Wat Pariwat BRT station is just next to the temple and there is a connecting footbridge to the front gate. On entering the temple grounds you will see a wall enclosed courtyard up a flight of steps. Within the courtyard are two buildings, one of which is complete and the other being restored.

What you will find is one of the most unusual temple buildings in Thailand. It features unique beautifully crafted Thai mosaic depictions of popular cultural icons. There are cartoon/movie/anime characters, Indian gods & goddesses, animals, & mythical creatures. Also, Chinese & Japanese deities.

They are spread all around the temple from the base to the roof. Once inside the hall, you will see the principal Buddha image surrounded by four smaller images at the far end of a long red carpet contained within a row of pillars.

At the base of the image, in the far right-hand corner next to the back wall is Beckham from his Manchester United playing days complete with a floppy fringe and sharp logo on his shirt. The image is in the Garuda style helping to hold up the Buddha image. The Beckham image was installed in 1998 as part of the World Cup celebrations.

According to touristbangkok.com


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