The second most popular temple after the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is Wat Pho (Wat Pho), or as it is called – the Temple Reclining Buddha. Indeed, a man who really was not in Thai temples, can be very impressed by the huge figure of the Buddha, therefore, if there were few places, then it is worth going there. However and advanced travelers can visit, the area is beautiful, you can walk, only a bit too many people after all.
The content of the article
- 1 Temple of the Reclining Buddha
- 2 Information for visiting Wat Pho
- 3 On the map
Temple of the Reclining Buddha
Wat Pho – one of the oldest temples in Bangkok, built back in 12th century. And it was here at the end of the 18th century that a new dynasty began Rama, when General Chakri proclaimed himself king. Since then the temple became famous, its territory was greatly expanded, and kings everywhere stupas pontazhkali in honor of each other.
The most interesting thing in Wat Pho is the figure of the reclining Buddha, in fact, it is mainly that crowds of tourists watch from all over of the world. Its length is 46 meters, and its height is 15 meters. Outside buddha covered with gold leaf, that is, it is not entirely like that (there is a brick inside). The spectacle is quite impressive, because the Buddha is the most big in Thailand and even around the world. True because Buddha is in his house, and the house is inside with thick columns, it is quite difficult to overlook the whole Buddha. it can be done only with his heels, standing close to them. By the way when construction, first built the Buddha, and then vihan around him
Because of this figure, the second name appeared – the Temple of the Lying Buddhas In general, this posture is more correctly called – reclining Buddha waiting for nirvana. But since he has been lying there for a long time, most likely nirvana, he still waited a long time ago in it stays. The flow of people flows counterclockwise around the figure, starting from the head. While you go, you can not understand where the ringing so worthwhile, unceasing and loud. And just being at foot, you see, a string of visitors throwing coins in the peas for luck. Literally 20 baht and happiness
Square in front of Wat Pho
Do not forget to give back the bag for shoes
Buddha does not overlook the whole, interfere with the column
You can take a whole picture of your feet, which everyone does.
Traditional photo of a reclining Buddha
Pearl ornaments on the feet
Exchange coins for luck
Throwing coins into the pots for luck
The head rests on such pillows.
On the territory itself is also worth a walk. You can see here a large number of stupas (hundreds), various Buddha images and many figures carved from stone. Me personally most of all the street lights like this would be to the country to put. There is also a traditional temple, where you can go and pray. However, this can be done inside the Temple itself Buddhas, opportunities for this are available.
Refreshing and moisturizing fan near the cashier
Stupas on the background of glittering roofs
Ahhh! I want such a pillar!
Monks don’t mind taking photos
Granddaughters take pictures of the grandmother with the grandfather, who hands show heart
Praying earnestly, realistically and with emotions
Pray and old and young
The ticket includes a bottle of free water.
A huge number of all kinds of stupas
Portal to another dimension
Funny Paper Sunshades
Hundreds of Buddha figures
Buddha statues in one of their poses
You can just read the newspaper
Only monks can sit on the catwalk in the temple.
I like these balls, and how do they make them? Neither pull nor to insert
Stone creation incomprehensible floor
Very touching koshak
Information for visiting Wat Pho
Getting to Wat Pho from the same Khaosan Road can be on foot, go no more than 20 minutes. Or you can walk to Phra Arthit Pier (next to Khaosan) and from there take a 15 baht ferry to Tha Thien pier, it will be on the same side as the landing site. And then from that berth just 5 minutes walk to the entrance to the temple. You can return in the same way, and at the same time from the pier Tha Thien also to Wat Arun to float, which is opposite across the river. Details about Bangkok’s river channels read my article.
Cost of attendance – 100 baht. Opening hours from 8.30 to 18.30.
On the temple grounds is a Thai massage school. Many advised to make it here, so that later it was something to compare, so how exactly its distribution started from here. Prices are really higher than elsewhere in the country. There is also a massage school here.
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I have stayed in Bangkok many times and in different hotels. I will not give links to all my reviews, I’ll give only a few. Nasa Vegas – convenient to stop near the airport and metro, Rajata – A good place to spend the night near Khaosan, S3 Residense is located in the center next to the park.
Cost of visiting Wat Pho and opening hours
Pier Tha Tien from the inside
Near the pier of Tha Tien can be dried sweet fish to buy
On the map
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