The largest reclining Buddha in Bangkok
One of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok is undoubtedly Wat Pho with a huge reclining Buddha. In addition to the reclining Buddha, you will find a number of other pagodas, temples and various lakes – the area is really large (300 × 170 meters) and if you do not hurry, you can spend a really long time here
Reclining Buddha in Wat Pho
We started the tour at the northeastern end of the area with the biggest local attraction – the reclining Buddha. It is really a colossus and it is interesting not only for its size, but also for its beautifully decorated feet.
Even the gods love money
The reclining Buddha basically occupies the entire center of the building, but it can be bypassed. Behind him are various altars, where money is left, both banknotes and a bowl of crumbs can be bought (for 20 BHT), which you can also empty somewhere. The Thais thus fulfill the norm of good deeds, and the monks or the temple have something to live on
Right next to the Lager Buddha pavilion is the beautiful Phra Mondob, at the time of our visit 2/2020 it was reconstructed, so the view is only from the outside
Another dominant feature of the western part of the Wat Pho complex are the four huge, beautifully decorated paganas of Suan Misakawan
Temples and pagodas
We are moving slowly to the eastern part of the complex, where there is an incredible number of different sacral buildings that are around the central temple of Phra Ubosot.
Interiors of temples
In the interiors of individual temples you will find hundreds of gilded statues of Buddhas
At the central temple
The dominant feature of the entire eastern part is the massive central temple of Phra Ubosot
Apart from various temples, you will find a lot of so-called „resting“ places to calm you down and slow you down
East end of Wat Pho
The eastern end of the Wat Pho temple is interesting throughout the „forest“ of smaller pagodas
Early evening at Wat Pho
On our second visit we were here before sunset and it had an interesting atmosphere. Even from the outside, the temple is interesting to look at. Anyone visiting Bangkok should definitely not miss Wat Pho
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