Visiting Wat Pho, Temple of The Reclining Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), or Wat Phra Chetuphon, is one of the three main temples located in the Thai capital. It is located at 2 Sanam Chai Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand, right behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.




IPHEDIA.com - For those who have been to Bangkok, Thailand, of course you will find many iconic and distinctive buildings or objects.

Among the various iconic structures, one that is very popular and worldwide is the Reclining Buddha Statue at Wat Pho. This place is a must-visit for any first-time visitor to Bangkok.

Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), or Wat Phra Chetuphon, is one of the three main temples located in the Thai capital. It is located at 2 Sanam Chai Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand, right behind the Temple Emerald Buddha.

This Reclining Buddha statue is gold plated, has a height of 15 meters and a length of 46 meters. The feet of the Buddha are 5 meters long and are beautifully decorated in pearl illustrations of laksanas (characteristic) pearls.

Here is the number 108, referring to 108 positive actions and symbols that help direct the Buddha to perfection.

To enter Wat Pho, you have to take off your shoes / sandals. If you want a bit of luck, it is advisable to buy a bowl of coins at the entrance to the hall which you can drop in the 108 bronze bowls that line the walls.

Dropping a dime makes a nice ringing sound and even if your wish doesn't come true, the money is used to help the monks renovate and preserve Wat Pho.

One more thing, as this is a place of respect, all visitors must wear appropriate clothing, no exposed shoulders or skin over the knees.

Not only the Reclining Buddha Statue, visiting this world landmark, you can also enjoy the beauty of Thai architectural details that are no less beautiful. (as/ip)

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