Wat Pho, Bangkok

After taking a ferry across the river from Wat Arun, and here I come...Wat Pho, is a Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Rattanakosin district directly adjacent to the Grand Palace. Known also as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, its official name is Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan. You would want to remember the shorter one.
The Wat Pho complex consists of two walled compounds bisected by Soi Chetuphon running east–west. The northern walled compound is where the reclining Buddha and massage school are found.
 The temple has sixteen gates around the complex guarded by Chinese giants carved out of rocks. 
These statues were originally imported as ballast on ship trading with China.
What is so famous about this temple is still the reclining Buddha.
The image of reclining Buddha is 15 m high and 43 m long with his right arm supporting the head with tight curls on two box-pillows of blue, richly encrusted with glass mosaics.[5] 
The 3 m high and 4.5 m long foot of Buddha displays are inlaid with mother-of-pearl. They are divided into 108 arranged panels, displaying the auspicious symbols by which Buddha can be identified like flowers, dancers, white elephants, tigers and altar accessories.
Over the statue is a seven tiered umbrella representing the authority of Thailand. There are 108 bronze bowls in the corridor indicating the 108 auspicious characters of Buddha. People drop coins in these bowls as it is believed to bring good fortune, and to help the monks maintain the wat. Though the reclining Buddha is not a pilgrimage centre, it remains an object of popular piety.
This is a mini version for you to say your prayer.
Pray for happiness, pray for health, pray for wealth and pray for world peace!
Change a bowl of coins with 20 baht. No change is given so please give a correct amount. After you get the coin, put it at every bronze bowl along the way to the exit.
Wat Pho is one of the largest and oldest wats in Bangkok and is home to more than one thousand Buddha images. 
These spiky towers are known as Prang. They are made of marbles.
Their architecture, their craftsmanship and their precise design are really remarkable.
A closer look on their artwork
Spectacular...I do not know how long work it requires for just this one
What Pho's Belfry. You will find this in every each temple in Thai.
They are many mini temples inside this temple itself.
Be sincere and pray in every each mini temples.
Among all the mini temples, this is the most grand and has more visitors to hang around even they have finished worshiping.
No joke...I somehow find peace here and I feel extremely calm...in my heart and in my soul.
Wat Pho is a must visit! 100 baht per person for the entrance fee and you will get a bottle of drinking water for free per person. Female visitors are not allowed to wear shorts and mini-skirts but unlike Wat Arun, you are not required to pay any deposit for wearing their sarong.
Total Damage: 220 baht
Service: 3/5
Recommended?: Yes
Opening Hours: 6.00am - 6.30pm


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