Let’s visit Wat Po, one of Thailand’s oldest and largest Buddhist Temple Complexes. There is so much to see; it is rather overwhelming. There are many temples, and so much more here.
This guard figure is very impressive.
But now we see a smaller archway with a smaller guard. Soapy is helping with guard duty.
Let’s go through this archway and discover more. Here we find hallways with many more Buddhas.
This temple is home to more than 1,000 Buddha images. Inside a temple, this gilded Buddha took our breath away.
This complex was one of the first places for public education. This is nice.
We like this Buddha sitting in the garden. Another hall.
More Buddhas. Standing this time. Now we will see one of the world’s largest single Buddha images, Reclining Buddha. First the face of Reclining Buddha.
Buddha is 151 feet (46 meters) in length and 49 feet (15 meters) tall. And difficult to photograph. The bottom of his feet are rather interesting, exquisitely decorate in mother-of-pearl.
And we need to see the top of his feet.
Buddha’s feet are 16.4 feet (5 meters) long. This gilded Buddha is made of a gold-copper alloy. Nearby we enjoyed another Buddha and his offerings of flowers.
As tourists, we often like to take photos of people from our host country. Today, some Thai ladies were interested in having a photo with an American tourist. Soapy’s mom was asked to pose with the ladies while their friends took photos.
So my mom took photos of the group also. Others from our group our sitting on the bench also. Just another great memory that makes us smile.