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Wat Po in Bangkok, Thailand

Budget : 100 Baht (Php175) with free drinking water – (exchange rate used is 1 Baht = Php1.75, rate during my trip)

 

Duration : ~2 hours

 

Bummers : long walks, large crowds

 


 

Me at Wat Po

Me at Wat Po

 

Wat Po, located near the Grand Palace, is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. Wat Po’s official name is Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Ratchaworamahawihan. I think it’s a bit long, don’t you? Inside Wat Po are many prangs and chedis, which you can also find in other Wats in Thailand.

 

Inside Wat Po

Inside Wat Po

 

Inside Wat Po

Inside Wat Po

 

Inside Wat Po

Inside Wat Po

 

Inside Wat Po

Inside Wat Po

 

Inside Wat Po

Inside Wat Po

 

Giant Guard Statues

Giant Guard Statues

 

Wat Po is popular for housing the Reclining Buddha. Inside the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, you need to remove your footwear and leave them outside.

 

Reclining Buddha

Reclining Buddha

 

Reclining Buddha

Reclining Buddha

 

This is said to be the last position Buddha was before he entered the state of nirvana.

 

Inside the temple of the Reclining Buddha, there are 108 bronze bowls indicating 108 auspicious characters of Buddha lined up which you can fill with coins. If you fill up all bowls, it’s believe to be a blessing. It’s 20 Baht (Php35) in exchange of the coins.

 

Coins

Coins

 

Where to Drop the Coins

108 Bowls Lined Up

 

Pamela and Sit Dropping Coins

Pamela and Sit Dropping Coins

 

They collect the coins again when the bowls are full.

 

Collecting of Coin

Collecting of Coin

 

There are many Golden Buddhas lined inside Wat Po.

 

Golden Buddhas

Golden Buddhas

 

Lester and the Golden Buddhas

Lester and the Golden Buddhas

 

Isabel and the Golden Buddhas

Isabel and the Golden Buddhas

 

I had a chance to experience temple run in reality.

 

Temple Run

Temple Run

 

Spread some awesome..ness. :D

 


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  1. February 12th, 2012 at 10:52 | #1

    Wow! I would love to visit those places with my kid and sister and Mom soon. Very nice! Inspiring talaga mga travel blogs.

  2. February 12th, 2012 at 11:04 | #2

    Temple Run FTW!!! Nice pics, mukhang napaka-serene and tranquil pag nasa temple ka, maliban lang dun sa temple run…hehehe

  3. February 12th, 2012 at 13:21 | #3

    hahaha i love your temple run! really amazing temples, with colorful and ancient glam sculptures.. nakakaloka

  4. February 12th, 2012 at 13:28 | #4

    I just wonder if temple run is even allowed? :)

    I haven’t been in this place so I could not really say much but temples are very common here in Thailand and every temple is just creatively and majestically made.

  5. February 13th, 2012 at 16:58 | #5

    I love the nirvana pose of Buddha or Wat Po!

    I had also blog about Wat Po in the past.

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