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Must-visit in Thailand – Wat Pho

Of the many wonders that await your gaze of astonishment in Thailand, Wat Pho is one of the finest and most wonderful.

Wat Pho, or the Temple of Reclining Buddha, is situated behind the Temple of The Emerald Buddha (another famous must-visit for a first-time visitor to Thailand). Wat Pho is also one of the largest temple complexes in the city of Bangkok. It is popular for its giant reclining Buddha statue, which has enticed travellers for years.

Wat Pho
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The statue is beautiful and majestic. The feet of Buddha are 5 metres long and decorated with pearl illustrations, giving it a beautiful, regal appearance.

There are a few superstitions that people follow at Wat Pho. For example, they believe that purchasing a bowl of coins at the entrance will bring them good luck.

Wat Pho Thailand
Image Courtesy: Amit Rawat used under the Creative Commons Licence

Wat Pho’s surrounding attractions are many in number. Be sure to visit the four chapels surrounding the temple. They consist of 394 stunning glided Buddha images. You will need a guide to walk you through the intricately designed murals covering the walkways around Wat Pho, but once you get a better understanding of them, you will begin to enjoy your visit a lot more.

So, pack your bags and head on over to Bangkok, and check this must-visit in Thailand – Wat Pho – off your list.

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