The Marble Temple
and Wat Pho
Days could be spent in Bangkok going from one Buddhist
Temple to another. The Marble Temple, about a century old,
is an example of relatively modern Buddhist architecture.
It's quite striking, with the red tiered roofs sitting
upon the white marble foundation. King Rama V
created this temple and his ashes lie here.
Inside the Marble Temple is an outstanding gold Buddha.
Wat Pho, and I am trying to give the impression of size here
with this huge Buddha head. A "wat" is a seminary for
training Buddhist monks or nuns. Wat Pho contains the
most gigantic reclining Buddha statue in Thailand, and is
also the oldest Wat, going back to the 16th century.
A full size picture at Wat Pho shows all of the statue,
including Buddha's toes on the right. The woman was
my guide and she helped make this visit to Thailand a
great photographic success. Next stop: Cambodia.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's free video of this trip by clicking
on: Ho Asked Me to Go