Thailand : Wat Pho, Bangkok. 12 Nov 2012

Wat Pho

2012-11-12 12.05.39-press

Just next to the Grand Palace, you walk south and will be greeted by Wat Pho. It is also know as the Temple of The Reclining Buddha. Its official name is Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan. Okay, I will stick to Wat Pho. For 100 baht entrance fee, you get a free bottle of water.

This is the main hall where the reclining buddha is housed. You will be asked to remove your shoes. However, they will give you a bag to put your shoes in and carry with you. I believe this may be due to people having lost their shoes.

Colorful

The size and magnitude of the reclining buddha.

A reclining Buddha symbolizes arrival to Nirvana.

A cat sleeps, not caring about the world. I think he is taking the teachings of Buddha literally. Inner peace and calm.

Sheer size

The soles of the feet are inlaid with 108 lakshana, or auspicious images that indetify the true Buddha. They are crafted in shimmering mother-of-pearl.

The pictures below are from the other surrounding Wats in the Wat Pho compound. It takes time to view them but one should spend the time.

The other poses of Buddha. Each with a meaning.

Bronze Buddha

Looks like a creature in Alice and Wonderland.

Wat Pho is also known for being a School of Thai Massage. There is a small building specially for those tourist who feel like getting a massage to soothe the body.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s