Temple of the Reclining Buddha

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  • Day10

    Last day in Bangkok

    January 7, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    We are getting to grip with our surroundings now. Had an excellent Thai meal last evening down in Basil (no Fawlty happenings) with a tablet to order and very efficient, followed by an ice cream in Svensons next door.
    After another fine breakfast and excellent view we caught the shuttle then the hoho boat to Wat Arun transferring to the ferry taking is across the river to Wat Pho and the reclining Buddha. It was all much calmer today and peaceful in most parts of the temples. The reclining Buddha is truly enormous and serene at the same time.
    We returned to the hotel for some impromptu lunch as we must pack and fly on to Perth this evening.
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  • Day1418

    Asia Tour - Bangkok - Thailand

    January 29, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Cool day today. I finally made it to the Grand Palace. It’s breathtaking. It’s about an hour walk from my hostel and I was going to just take a tuk tuk but it was a nice day, so I decided to walk it, plus I’m hoping to lose some weight in Asia, I think with the combination of healthier food, sweating and lots of walking should help.

    Ran into the standard scam as I approached the palace, locals telling you it’s closed or a higher price, instead of going there they will take you elsewhere, normally a jewellery shop or a tailors as they get a kick back.

    Anyway, I arrive at the palace. It’s huge. Proper awe inspiring.

    I pay the entrance fee of about 100baht I think it was, and made my way in. You walk in through quite narrow gates considering the size of the place, but as soon as you walk in it opens up massively, and there it is. The Main Palace building right in front of you. But there’s also 76352516 Chinese and Korean tourists who are just the worst hahahha. They will block an entire path for their photos, highly annoying.

    I can’t really describe the palace, I don’t think I have the vocabulary for it. I was there for hours and I could spend hours longer. You need to come see it. It’ll give you goosebumps.

    I also went to visit the giant leaning Buddha, which was quite cool, I didn’t think it was as big as it was but it’s massive and I spent about 30 minutes there.

    After visiting the palace and the Buddha, I was thirsty and hungry. Just off the palace is a local market which has been there for hundreds of years, so i had a walk through there and came across a lovely little restaurant sitting on the banks of the chao phraya river right opposite wat Arun (not visited yet but it looks awesome)

    I sat by the riverside, watching the sun set, fresh Thai food and a ice cold beer or two for hours. Perfect way to end the day.
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  • Day16

    Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

    March 5 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 93 °F

    Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple complex in the Phra Nakhon District of Bangkok. It is on Rattanakosin Island, directly south of the Grand Palace. Known also as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha.

    It is thought to have been built or expanded during the reign of King Phetracha (1688–1703)

    King Rama rebuilt the temple complex on an earlier temple site. It became his main temple and is where some of his ashes are enshrined. The temple was later expanded and extensively renovated by Rama III. The temple complex houses the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand, including a 46 m long reclining Buddha. The temple is considered the earliest centre for public education in Thailand.
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  • Day143

    Tempelanlage Wat Poh

    January 23 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Nach einem sehr entspannten Chill- und Thai-Massage- (auf Joy's Tipp hin sogar 2-stündig😍) und Thai-Food-Tag folgte der Donnerstag, an dem ich noch ein bisschen mehr von Bangkok sehen wollte. Klassisch touristisch - aber ohne zumindest mal einen Tempel zu sehen, sollte man das Land wohl nicht verlassen, daher folgte ich dem Tipp meines Onkels und besuchte die buddhistische Wat Poh-Tempelanlage.

    Mein Zimmergenosse Dan war bereits am Morgen gegen 4.30 Uhr weitergezogen Richtung Südkorea und ich bin jetzt tatsächlich komplett allein in dem 5er Schlafsaal #whynot #MoreSpaceForMe #Muhaha

    Ich schnappte mir mein favorisiertes Fortbewegungsmittel, ein Motorbike-Taxi und los gings. Hier ist übrigens mal wieder Linksverkehr, ich hab es in den ersten Tagen gar nicht gemerkt, irgendwie scheint es meinem Kopf mittlerweile gleich zu sein 😂🤪

    Da ich ansonsten nichts anderes vor hatte, nahm ich mir richtig viel Zeit, das Wat Poh-Gelände und alle Tempel zu erkunden. Es ist wirklich eine sehr schöne Anlage, mit ganz vielen bunten "Chedis" (pyramidenförmige Stupas) in allen verschiedenen Größen, kleinen grünen Inseln und allen möglichen Statuen von Tieren, Fabelwesen und meditierenden Personen (Yogis) 🙏😊

    Als erstes betrat ich den riesigen Tempel "Viharn" (ein buddhistisches Klostergebäude) in dem einer der größten liegenden Buddha-Statuen Thailands steht (äh liegt). Unglaubliche 46 m lang und 15m hoch und komplett vergoldet #what 🤯😳 Dann besuchte ich den Tempel Phra U-bosot, in dem unzählige sitzende Buddhas stehen (äh sitzen), die Ordinationshalle mit einem riesigen goldenen "Phra Buddha Deva" und vieles mehr. Am Ende setzte ich mich einfach mitten in eine der grünen Inseln hinein (ich war die Einzige, ich glaube alle anderen waren zu gestresst oder trauten sich nicht 😋) und entspannte dort eine Weile, bis mich die Moskitos verjagten.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Wat Pho, Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Templo del Buda Reclinado

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