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
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.
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.
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.
They collect the coins again when the bowls are full.
There are many Golden Buddhas lined inside Wat Po.
I had a chance to experience temple run in reality.
Spread some awesome..ness.