Sunday, March 28, 2010

Reclining Buddha

  Housed in the oldest temple of Bangkok, the gold plated Reclining Buddha about 46 meters long and 15 meters high illustrates the passing of Buddha into the state of nirvana.
Here's a closer look of the head of the Reclining Buddha in Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha Temple) in Bangkok. My ADMU professor, Dr. Carol, wanted to be just the background, LOL.
Another angle. Taking a picture there needs much time as a lot of tourists all want to capture this image.
 Considered the oldest temple in Bangkok being built 200 years before this city of angels became the capital of the kingdom, Wat Pho is one of the most visited temples in Thailand. It's conveniently located close to a boat pier and Sanam Luang, the government center of Thailand, so it's very convenient to get here by river cruises or tourist/ passenger boats traversing the scenic Chao Phraya River if you want to go temple hopping. It's just across Temple of the Dawn or Wat Arun and a walking distance to Wat Phra Kaeo (Emerald Temple), both frequently visited temples in Thailand as well.
It's really amazing to see how the ancient people built a very high temple with such an impressive artistry.
Look how ornate the designs are. This made us all sigh in awe, "Truly Amazing Thailand!" Posing with the old temple guard is my former professor Dr. O, then English Chairperson of the Ateneo de Manila University.

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20 comments:

judys424 said...

Oooh.. I want to have a shot of this too :)

nice A said...

@judy, sure, tell me when you come here and I will take you better shots than these.

Manang Kim said...

Wow that is my first time to see a reclining buddha, it's very unique. Is it pure gold? Happy Monday!

MYM~ Yellow tulips

nice A said...

@Manang Kim, not it's not pure gold, just gold-plated. Happy Monday, too:)

Dhemz said...

my gosh.....I am speechless....wow!

hay nako, kelan pa kaya ako makapunta ng thailand...sana someday soon...ehehhee!

nice A said...

@Dhemz, cge na punta ka na. Abangan mo blogoversary ko free accommodation in Thailand for the whole family and group of 8, hehehe!

chubskulit said...

Those are marvelous sis.

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Marice said...

wow those are marvelous! :) thanks for sharing

u may view mine here

Carletta said...

The Budda is of massive size.
I'm so glad you took a photo up close of the temple. It's ornate architecture is fascinating and beautiful!
Thanks for sharing - I enjoyed it!

Vernz said...

Eunice, naloka ako sandali sa scheds ng mga anak ko .... ngayon lang ako nabakante kasi holiday... sorry talaga dear ...

Wait .... your post my gosh so awesome ...

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mirage2g said...

Hi again mommy! I have a city and I will link this blog there....while I will link your mommy blog to my mom blog naman ;)

I would love to visit thailand soon, for the meantime I'll look at your photos!


Mirage

Rose Belle said...

That reclining Buddha is so huge! I read that Thailand is 95% Buddhists. I thought China was, boy was I wrong! The temple you showcased is so beautiful. Just look at the design of it!

nice A said...

@chubskulit and marice, thanks a lot dear sisters.

@vernz, oh what happened to your kids' schedules?

@carletta, it's not so easy to take photos here up close. I had to wait until when there are no more people coming. So crowded and everyone is taking photos.

nice A said...

@mirage, okay, have already linked to both. I'll go check your city later. Thanks, sis. I hope I can take you to more tours here until you come and see the real Amazing Thailand.

@Rose Belle, yes, most people here are Buddhists so Buddhist temples are everywhere and mostly ornately decorated. They try to make everything a tourist attraction. Thanks for your visit.

EG Wow said...

Wow, the Buddha is HUGE and the buildings are ornate. Thank you for showing us around.

mirage2g said...

sis, ako uli kindly exchange my link to http://viennadaily.blogspot.com/ - this is where I listed this blog at saka dun sa luma http://viennadaily.gmirage.com/ - pero dont list this one na :D thanks so much!

nuts said...

oh how i wish to visit Thailand and explore hidden spots there!!

nice A said...

@EG Wow and nuts, it's really different if you can see them with your own eyes. But you may enjoy the tour here at the moment. Hope I can take you to more interesting spots.

@mirage2g, I've already added your Vienna Daily here. Thanks for adding mine.

FaYe said...

nice pictures! never seen a buddha that big

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful temple, beautiful staue and great photographs

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