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Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

December 12, 2016 by David Herd

Bangkok’s number 1 attraction

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho is rated number 1 out of 517 things to do in Bangkok by TripAdvisor. Not sure how they come to this decision, however it certainly is very impressive, as is The Grand Palace & Wat Arun. Above is a couple of tourists posing with a Thai Guardian Statue. 

 Chinese stone sculpture

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

There are many different statues & sculpture at Wat Pho including these imposing Chinese stone sculptures.

 Symbolic offereings to Buddha

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho Candles, lowers & insence are some of the items used to honour Buddha.

Beautiful buildings

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho The blue sky enhances the beauty of the buildings.

Ashes of the Royal family

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho According to Wikipedia many of these structures contain the ashes of the Royal family in years gone by.

Location

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

As you can see it’s an 18 minute taxi ride from MBK or Siam Center, will only cost about B80 in a taxi.

Too many Buddhas is never enough

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho Wonderful ornate Golden Buddhas. 

 Open from 8.00 to 17.00

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

Entrance fee B100 which is far better value than B500 at the Grand Palace.

The wonderful reclining Buddha

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho At forty six meters long and 15 meters high it is one of the largest Buddha statues in Thailand.

 Beautiful from any angle

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

In 2013 I visited the Reclining Buddha in Yangon, it is in fact larger than Wat Pho, 66 meters long & 17 meters high.

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho 

In my opinion however this one at Wat Pho is the most beautiful.

The Bell Tower

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho Installed to call the monks to prayer.

 Lots of tourists

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho Is it any wonder with such a beautiful blue sky to enhance our photos. 🙂

 Another wonderful statue

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

Around every corner awaits another surprise.

 Ancient golden statues

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho There are multi linguel guides you can hire to explain the meaning of all the statues, paintings & symbols.

More symbols

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho Here is an INTERESTING LINK to explain some of the statues & paintings etc.

 A new coat of paint

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho I’m guessing the maintanence here never stops.

Farewell from Wat Pho

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

Thanks for visiting my Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho photo blog.

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