Wat, More Temples?

The next day we visited two more temples that were just as stunning and extravagant as the Grand Palace complex.

Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)

Did you know that there is a reclining Buddha in Wat Pho?  Duh!  It’s like a gigantor Buddha measuring about 50 feet tall, 150 feet long and all covered in gold leaf.

Buddha’s front side.

The feet are decorated in mother-of-pearl inlay.

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Buddha’s backside.  Buddha didn’t have a butt.   (I hope I don’t bring bad karma to myself by talking about his missing butt.)

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Drop in some coins for good luck

Elaborately decorated stupas

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Not reclining Buddhas

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

Right across the river from Wat Pho is Wat Arun.  We took a quick ferry ride across the river to get there.

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Wat Arun covered in scaffolding

The main spire was covered in scaffolding but were able to get good looks of the surrounding smaller spires.

Base of the spires

Demons guarding the gate entrance

Inside one of the temples

Intricate mosaic designs

By the time we finished we were experiencing temple fatigue.

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