12 May, 2008

Wat Pho Postcard

Wat Pho, also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon or The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is a Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand, located in the Rattanakosin district directly adjacent to the Grand Palace. The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.

Wat Pho Postcard
(Bought by my sister during her visit to Bangkok)

Wat Pho is the one of the largest and oldest wat in Bangkok, and is home to more than one thousand Buddha images, as well as one of the largest single Buddha images: the Reclining Buddha. Made as part of Rama III's restoration, the Reclining Buddha is forty-six metres long and fifteen metres high, decorated with gold plating on his body and mother of pearl on his eyes and the soles of his feet. The latter display 108 auspicious scenes in Chinese and Indian styles.

Wat Pho Wikipedia Entry

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