Bangkok 2011 - Wat Pho

Wat Pho - commonly known as Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is probably the most visited site in Bangkok. It is one of the largest and oldest temples in Bangkok, and is famous for its reclining Buddha - one of the largest single Buddha images in the world. It is located at the Rattanakosin area - the historic palace and temple district at the Eastern end of Bangkok city. Though this area is considered very touristy, it is still one of the must-see areas in Bangkok - full of history, culture and interesting architectural structures. A leisurely walk through this area is one of the small pleasures in Bangkok.

The temple has over 1,000 Buddha images.

The sight of the Reclining Buddha statue - covered entirely in gold leaf, is quite awe-inspiring. I was particularly striken by the feet of the Buddha - in-laid with intricate mother-of-pearl patterns.

Inside the temple you can exchange your dollars for small coins and make a donation on your way out. This is one easy way to improve your Karma.


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