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Wat Pho (Wat Phra Chetuphon), Bangkok

Wat Pho consists of a large compound just a few hundred meters south of the Royal Palace. It houses a marvellous 46 meters long, gilded reclining Buddha, in its own Vihara.

Phra Maha Chedi Sri Rajakarn consists of four huge pagodas, corresponding to the reigns of the four first Thai kings of the Chakri dynasty.

Wat Pho has long been involved in health. Different statues of hermits in exercise postures can be seen. At present Wat Pho is still a center for traditional Thai massage, which can be experienced in situ.

The main chapel boundary wall is decorated with bas-reliefs from the Ramayana. You will see copies of the images on transparent pages all over Thailand.

Wat Pho is a definite must on your visit to Bangkok. Behind the Wat compound, the pier is located that can take you conveniently to Wat Arun on the other site of the Chao Phraya River.

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Face of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho
Face of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho -
Image is turned 90 degrees.

Phra Maha Chedi Sri Rajakarn, Wat Pho
Phra Maha Chedi Sri Rajakarn at Wat Pho, Bangkok
  Phra Maha Chedi Sri Rajakarn at Wat Pho, another View
Phra Maha Chedi Sri Rajakarn at Wat Pho,
another View
Guard Statue at Phra Maha Chedi Sri Rajakarn
Guard Statue at Phra Maha Chedi Sri Rajakarn
  Chedis at Phra Maha Chedi Sri Rajakarn, Wat Pho
Chedi at Phra Maha Chedi Sri Rajakarn, Wat Pho
Feet of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho, Bangkok
Feet of the Reclining Buddha -
Decorations indicate the auspicious
characteristics of the Buddha
  Feet of Reclining Buddha, Mother of Pearl Decorations, Wat Pho, Bangkok
Detail, Foot of Reclining Buddha, Wat Who
Mural Painting, Wat Pho, Bangkok
Mural Painting at the Vihara of Wat Pho
  Thai Massage Providers at Wat Pho, Bangkok
Waiting to provide Thai Massage at Wat Pho, Bangkok
Chedi Gallore at Wat Pho, Bangkok
Wat Pho houses a Multitude of Chedis
  Hermit at Wat Pho, Bangkok
Hermit at Wat Pho, Bangkok
Mother of Pearl Decoration, Wat Pho, Bangkok
Mother of Pearl Decoration at Wat Pho - Door Panel Phra Ubosoth
   

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Content, including images, by Guido Vanhaleweyk, Bangkok.