Saturday, February 27, 2016

THAILAND ~ Bangkok - Wat Pho ~

...One of the many beautiful temples in Bangkok with an enormous Buddha...Thanks a lot Ravindra!!
Photo Pinit Srimuangkao
What Pho,or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha is the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It is home to more Buddha images than any other Bangkok temple and has the largest Buddha in Thailand.

The temple is famous for its enormous gold plated Reclining Buddha image. The image named Phra Phuttha Saiyat was build during the reign of King Rama III in 1832 and is 46 meters long and 15 meters high.

The soles of the Buddha’s feet that are about 3 meters high and almost 5 meters long are inlaid with mother of pearl in 108 segments, showing in great detail the 108 lakshanas or auspicious characteristics of the Buddha.


Tourist Spots- Definitives
(Issued 05-07-2012)

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