Famous Thai ‘Temple of Dawn’ turns green as it commemorates St Patrick’s Day

Bangkok joined the rest of the world in celebrating St Patrick’s Day on Wednesday, March 17 by lighting up the iconic spire of Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) in Irish green.

Other Bangkok buildings that wore Irish colours for the day included the Thailand Cultural Centre, Conrad Hotel, the Irish Embassy on Wireless Road and All Seasons Place.

The Republic of Ireland has been running the Global Greening Programme since 2010, inviting cities around the world to splash themselves in Ireland’s national colour on its national day. 

St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, credited with bringing Christianity to the country in the fifth century CE.

Among other global landmarks going green this Paddy’s Day are Australia’s Sydney Opera House, the UK’s London Eye big wheel, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy and Niagara Falls in the US.

The colorful show is some compensation for muted St Patrick’s Day celebrations this year amid the pandemic.

Source: The Nation Thailand