Wat Pho: Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm

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Taken the 06/03/08
Wat Pho is one of the largest and oldest wats in Bangkok (with an area of 50 rai, 80,000 square metres), and is home to more than one thousand Buddha images, as well as one of the largest single Buddha images: the Reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas, Thai พระพุทธไสยาสน์). Made as part of Rama III's restoration, the Reclining Buddha is forty-six metres long and fifteen metres high, decorated with gold plating on his body and mother of pearl on his eyes and the soles of his feet. The latter display 108 auspicious scenes in Chinese and Indian styles.
The Wat Pho complex consists of two walled compounds bisected by Soi Chetuphon running east–west. The northern walled compound is where the reclining Buddha and massage school are found. The southern walled compound, Tukgawee, is a working Buddhist monastery with monks in residence and a school.
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Vorapoj Songcharoen
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Latitude: 13° 44' 46" N, Longitude: 100° 29' 36" E see »

Location: Thailand

Comments on panorama:

What an amazing place! Very beautiful pano, :-)
By Enrique Alvarez | 17/03/10 - 10:27:23 GMT +0100
Great one poj :)
By Bernard Custard Gascó dD-Multimedia.com | 18/03/10 - 15:36:51 GMT +0100
Thank you guys, I am glad you like.

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