Famous Place of Mega reclining Buddha at Wat Pho in Thailand

Famous Place of Mega reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

Leaving the Metro – a quiet, underground, air-conditioned environment – and surfacing in chinatown takes a quick adjustment. As seasoned travelers, our “scam radar” is always on, and suddenly it went ping-ping-ping. A nice, normal-looking man (with a briefcase) started a conversation about where we were going, etc. He claimed to be a subway engineer, and his explanation for using the tuk-tuk idling nearby was that the King and his family just happened to be visiting Wat Pho, so we might want to consider his alternate suggestions for visits. We didn’t fall for it … but he got points for style and originality.

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Wat Pho is one of the largest and oldest wats (Buddhist Temples) in Bangkok, and in addition to the reclining Buddha, it’s home to more than 1,000 Buddha images. It’s a colorful, glimmering fantasy land of Thai Buddhist art and architecture.Contrary to  what many people think, Buddha is not a God, but a respected teacher. Buddhism is complex, and the symbolism of the Buddha’s position is important. Statues may show the Buddha seated, standing, or in a reclining position. A reclining Buddha may mean death and reaching Nirvana.

Sightseeing in Bangkok is not complete without the Wat Pho which is the host of the largest reclining Buddha in the city. It is Thailand’s earliest center for the public education, and has the largest collection of images of Buddha. Covering the 8 hectares of area, Wat Pho has various tourist sites, for example, Th Chetuphon and monastic facilities.
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The temple compound is also the headquarters for the education of traditional Thai medicine, Thai massage, etc. It is amongst the highly visited Thailand tourist places.

Location: Wat Pho is located in the Phra Nakhon district on the Rattanakosin Island. To reach there, you can take a ferry from the Tien Pier.
Timings: 8.30 AM to 6.30 PM

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