Temple Of The Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho is another beautiful temple worth visiting in Bangkok. You could spend your entire evening walking around the temple grounds admiring the architecture. It is one of the largest and oldest wats in Thailand and regarded as the birthplace of the Thai massage. So maybe give one of those a try when you’re in the area!
This temple is also home to the famous Reclining Buddha – a golden statue stretching 160ft long, with feet made entirely out of Mother of Pearl. The Reclining Buddha attracts thousands of visitors every year and I’ve found it to be particularly busy on the weekends. Next to the hall where the reclining Buddha lays, is a garden with a bodhi tree that I enjoy walking around and lighting incense under. The tree was placed there to represent the one Buddha sat under while awaiting enlightenment. And there are really enchanting little trinkets and masks people have placed under the tree as offerings. Whenever I visited the area, it was always really peaceful.

  DSC_020079 DSC_020089 DSC_020091  DSC_020067 2 DSC_030067 DSC_01842    DSC_01852    DSC_030048  DSC_030013

Just like at Wat Arun, there is a dress code to show respect, so don’t expose skin above the knees or shoulders. I recommend getting to the temple by taking the BTS to Saphan Taksin stop and then hopping on a boat from there, it eliminates waiting in traffic. If you’re like me and jam a bunch of activities into one day because you’re overly excited and simply can’t control yourself…it’s only about a 10 minute walk to the Grand Palace and just across the river from Wat Arun, so you can check those out too!


17 thoughts on “Temple Of The Reclining Buddha

  1. great photos. I have been to Wat Po a couple of times but want to visit again when I get back to take some photos of the gardens, thanks for reminding me about this place x

  2. Great pictures of a fun day. I can’t wait for you to come back to Thailand so we can add to the places we visit. Love you!

Share Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s