The chedi is on the grounds of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings in central Bangkok on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

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five horizontal bands of red (top), white, blue (double width), white, and red; the red color symbolizes the nation and the blood of life; white represents religion and the purity of Buddhism; blue stands for the monarchy View within the Grand Palace in Bangkok showing the golden Phra Siratana Chedi.

A chedi, or stupa, is a mound-like reliquary containing Buddhist relics.

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In 2010, a new building was erected at the Wat Traimit Temple to house the Golden Buddha, which is valued at close to 0 million dollars.