Monday, November 7, 2011

Bangkok, Thailand: Wat Pho

Wat Pho is home to Thailand's biggest reclining Buddha statue. The soles of the 46-meter-long statue's feet are inlaid with mother-of-pearl, depicting the 108 auspicious signs of the Buddha, while the statue itself is covered in gold leaf. According to the Thai history books, after moving to the Grand Palace, King Rama I recognized the old temple as a site of religious significance and ordered his noblemen to restore it in 1788. Wat Pho is also home to a highly respected massage school, where Thai masseurs have been training since 1955.

This Buddha was unbelievably huge!

The mother of pearl was gorgeous.

mother of pearl feet

This door was cute with little sheep at the top.

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