Wat Pho – Bangkok

Wat Pho is famous for being the home of Thailand’s biggest Reclining Buddha statue.

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The largest reclining Buddha in Thailand

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At 20 acres large, it is the largest Wat in Bangkok, and is technically the oldest too, as it was built around 200 years before Bangkok became Thailand’s capital.
However, today the Wat today bears virtually no resemblance to that originally constructed, as it was almost entirely rebuilt by Rama I when the capital was moved to Bangkok.

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It also holds the most number of Buddha images in Thailand.

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6 comments

    • Hi Excelmate, yes awesome is the word we would use to. I bet it has changed somewhat this since your visit; there are now food stalls, cafes & tourist gift stalls on site? However, the original

  1. Hi there Colin and Dawn from sunny Calabardina! These photos are great – it looks as though you’re having a super time. I’ve always wanted to go to Thailand – seems like I should make that effort! Merry (belated) Christmas and a adventurous 2015. x

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