Bangkok’s Wat Po with Colorado Traveling Ducks

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.

Beautiful

This guard figure is very impressive.

Guarding Temples

But now we see a smaller archway with a smaller guard.   Soapy is helping with guard duty.

Soapy helping to guard temple.

Let’s go through this archway and discover more.  Here we find hallways with many more Buddhas.

Many Buddhas

This temple is home to more than 1,000 Buddha images.   Inside a temple, this gilded Buddha took our breath away.

Beautiful Buddha

This complex was one of the first places for public education.   This is nice.

Buddha in garden

We like this Buddha sitting in the garden.   Another hall.

Many standing Buddhas

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.

Face of Reclining Buddha

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.

Bottom of feet of Reclining Buddha

And we need to see the top of his feet.

Reclining Buddha’s 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.

Buddha with flower offerings

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.

Thai ladies wanting photo with American.

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.