Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Wat Pho

The last time (and first time) I went in here was back in 2007 (as though that was long ago). That time I only had a short time and had to rush to the airport right after. So I saw the reclining Buddha, was satisfied, and went back home.

big toes

So I though, I’ve already seen it, what else is there to see? So this time when I went there, I just went in for the sake of seeing it again. But this time, I realised that the Buddha is just 10% of the massive place!

This inside is huge! And its sort of similar to Wat Phra Kaew in the Grand Palace (which you had to pay THB 350), with much much less crowd. This costs only THB 50 per entry, what a steal!

Buddha

Lots of Buddha statues there… largest collection of Buddha images, according to my Lonely Planet guidebook.

preserved

bless you take a break Chinese statue??

And for some strange reason… plenty of Chinese-influenced statues!

4 comments:

Stanley said...

Nice shots! I'm getting really excited about my trip to Bangkok =D

1ondoncalling said...

Is it fairly new?
I see those Buddha statues were in their plastic wraps.

nat said...

Parts of the temple is in the process of upgrades/restoration. I guess the wrap is to protect the statues, rather than it being new.

Stanley - if you want to see temple without the crowd, then spend more time getting lost inside Wat Po. Otherwise, you can visit the more popular, more colourful Wat Pra Kaew inside the Grand Palace - also pay more for entrance. :)

Jessie said...

I really like the first picture...well done Nat!