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 -
Image is turned 90 degrees.