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Monday, August 22, 2011

Bangkok Tourist Destinations - Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Another temple we visited while we were in Bangkok is the famous Reclining Buddha. It is locally known as Wat Pho. It is a sacred Buddhist temple near the Grand Palace. It was built as a restoration of an earlier temple on the same site.

Wat Pho is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. Even prior to the temple's founding, the site was a center of education for traditional Thai medicine, and statues were created showing yoga positions.

The Reclining Buddha - His body is gold plated and is decorated with mother-of-pearl inlay on his eyes and the soles of his feet. The bottoms of the Buddha's feet are intricately decorated with 108 auspicious scenes in Chinese and Indian styles.

These are the pagodas in the same complex where the reclining buddha is. I love the intricate details of each building. Their architecture and designs are just amazing!

As we go back to where our rented car was parked, John and I stopped to see the other buddha and statues in the complex.

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