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Wat Pho

Home of the longest reclining Buddha in Thailand

Wat Po, the oldest and largest wat in Bangkok, boasts chedis and viharns, as well as over 1,000 Buddha images, more than any other wat in Bangkok. However, most visitors make a beeline for Wat Po's most famous Buddha: the gigantic Reclining Buddha, a statue over 50 ft. high and 140 ft. across. In this case, Buddha lies on his side in a state of serenity, unsurprising given his amount of bling - gold plating covers the entirety of the body, while mother-of-pearl decorates his eyes and feet.

The Reclining Buddha is only half the story at Wat Po. It is also considered one of Thailand's earliest universities; in lieu of books, monks would use Wat Po's murals and sculptures as teaching tools for lessons in religion, science, and literature. The monastery is still active today. In addition. one of the oldest Thai massage schools in the country can be found on the premises.

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  • Beeindruckende Tempelanlage, gratis Wasser zum Eintrittsticket dazu. Sehr sehenswert!
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  • Toller Palast mit unendlichen Sehenswürdigkeiten. Trotz der vielen Touristen findet man oft sogar menschenleere Ecken. Aussserdem kann man sich sofar von einem buddistischen Prister "taufen" lassen (großer Spass)! Hratis Wasser ist auch eine tolle Sache. Auf jeden Fall lohnenswerter Ausflug!
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  • Imposante Tempelanlage, welche jedoch eher früh morgens zu besuchen ist - da die touristenmassen sich dann noch in Grenzen halten. Auch empfehlenswert ist eine Massage in der Schule vorort!
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  • Beeindruckend und relativ humane eintrittspreise!
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  • This beautiful temple complex is home of the famous golden reclining Buddha and has lots of beautiful small shrines on site. Bring a parasol if you can, though...the complex is primarily outdoors and there's not much shade.
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  • Este templo es especialmente conocido por tener en su interior al gran Buda Reclinado que, con sus 46 metros de largo y 15 metros de altura, es la estatua de Buda reclinado más grande de Tailandia. Toda la estatua está recubierta de pan de oro.El Buda Reclinado resulta más espectacular en vivo y en directo que en cifras e imágenes. Sorprende ver como la estatua encaja casi milimétricamente en el templo en el que se encuentra. Apenas hay sitio para los dos pasillos por donde se le rodea caminando.En la parte trasera del templo veremos decenas de recipientes y en una mesa cercana encontraremos urnas con monedas. Representa la tradición budista de repartir limosna. Si queremos realizarla, podemos coger una de las urnas e ir echando las monedas en los distintos cuencos.Recomendamos hacer esta visita en combinación con la del Palacio Real ya que, además de su cercanía, al igual que en los templos del primero, es necesario descalzarse para entrar a ellos.
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  • I like Wat Phrakaeo very much
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  • wat po
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  • The wat offers more than just the buddha. Stroll arround and you'll discover silent places and much more. I recommend a thai massage at the institute for thai medicine at the rear of wat po.
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  • Traumhaft... wie im Himmel.
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  • must have/see in Bkk
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  • sehr schön
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  • A myst see in Bangkok. The buddah is very impressive!
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