It's a photo which I took when I visited Bangkok Thailand March 2011. (I wrote this comment with impressions and information of then.)
It's Wat Phukaothong in Wat Srakesa. ("Wat" means a "temple" in Thai language.) There are a lot of beautiful temples in Bangkok. Emerald Temple, Wat Arun and so on. I think here is one of the best temples among them.
Wat Pukhaothong is very easily accessible from central area of Bangkok (Siam Square, Pratunam, etc.) by a river boat. It's a calm and beautiful temple, one of my favourites.
It's built on the big hill. Bangkok is a city on a wide plane. So, Wat Pukhaothong is strongly marked. The top of the temple provides a 360-degree view. I was able to see buildings in central area and the Palace and temples in Old City.
I had visited there on the morning several time when I had stayed in Bangkok. There are a lot of local worshipers in the temple. I think this temple is loved by local people.
There are lots of bells in the temple. They were swung by light wind and rang out beautiful sounds calmly. I spent my time in a mysterious and warm atmosphere with morning sunshine in the temple.
By the way, I had stayed in Thailand when East Japan Earthquake (3.11 Earthquake) occurred. I happened to see a lot of people did donation works and charity events for the earthquake victims then. I will never forget their kindness. Thank you so much.
Other photos in Thailand