After our visit to the Grand Palace, we continued our tour with a visit to Wat Pho, home of the famous reclining Buddha statue. It was just walking distant away from the Grand Palace. When we reached the temple, dark clouds were residing, causing fear in us that possible heavy downpour might occur. Plus, the sight of construction on the temple put us into a dilemma whether or not to enter the temple. However, the idea of coming so far to Bangkok and not visit the famous landmark put us off and we just entered without any second thought.
|Wat Pho from afar|
|One of the few entrances|
Inside the temple, besides the giant statue of sleeping Buddha, it is also a huge complex with many stupas and side temples. Being the main attraction of the building, we first visited the reclining Buddha statue and boy, is it huge! The statue sent off an aura of majestic and importance as we observed it with awe. Tourists from around the world snapped photos of the statue non stop and me being a tourist as well, did the same thing.
|Three shots of the reclining Buddha|
There's a limit as to what my digital camera can do and it is near impossible to capture the golden statue in film. I did my best. After admiring the Buddha, we continued with our tour around the complex of the temple. Here are some shots inside the temple:
|One of the many giants guarding the temple|
|There are many stupas like this inside the complex|
|The ubosot which houses...|
|...this Buddha statue|
*TO BE CONTINUED*
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Wat Pho, also known as the Temple of Reclining Buddha, is also home to the birth of Thai massage. You can actually have a Thai massage here in the temple. I did not find out how much is it since I didn't went for it. Plus, the entrance fee to the temple is 50 Bahts.