Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wat Pho, Bangkok

Sight seeing in Bangkok

Part 1 -Wat Pho

It was a hot day in September, as Sunshine and I headed out of our hotel.  We needed something to do to occupy our time until we could meet up with our friends.  We had made a list of all the places we wanted to visit while in Bangkok, and so far we have only seen a couple of malls.  

Looking over the public transportation options, we decided to mark off one of the spots.  What Po. 

Wat Pho, how the locals spell it in english, although they are not english, is first on the list of six temples in Thailand classed as the highest grade of First-class royal temples. (at least that is exactly what wikipedia says).  Sunshine and I studied the maps, talked to the hotel staff and then headed to the subway.  Which is convenient because a major stop is right outside our hotel.  

One of the main attractions of Wat Pho, is the "Reclining Buddha".  

This not to be confused with the reclining Tronster.   LoL.  The large statue is housed in the Chapel of the reclining Buddha.  This guy is 15m high and 46m long.  Those of us not familiar with the metric system, that would be about 49 feet high by 151 feet long.  (Oh my).  Sunshine and I were impressed.  While we were there, someone said the Buddha was built before the building.  I can believe it.  

The Wat Pho, although famous for the reclining Buddha, is full of other things to see and learn.  You will just have to come back to to see what we think.  

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