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( wat po )
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Wat Pra Chetupon
( wat po )

Address:Na phralan Road Phra Borommaha ratchawang Sub-District Phra Nakhon District Bangkok 10200
Phone:(662)2228181
 
This large and extensive temple neighbours the Grand Palace on Thay Wang Road and houses the very impressive gigantic gold plated reclining Buddha which is some 46 metres long and 15 metres high. Its soles are inlaid with mother of pearl. The temple is regarded as the first centre of public education and is sometimes call Thailand's first university. Admission:20 Baht per person Open: from 9 am to 5 pm.
Once inside this complex you can't help to wonder what is the purpose of all these buildings. There are many reason behind that. Come and find out for yourself. Wat is the Thai Term meaning Religious Complex.
The Chedis are decorated chinese ceramic tiles. Very carefully detailed. There are 95 Chedis in Wat Po.

A view from one of the largest Chedis where there is an entrance. Chedi usually contain a relic of the Buddha or the ashes of a king or an important monk. The function is similiar to the pyramids in egypt.

A view from one of the largest Chedis where there is an entrance. Chedi usually contain a relic of the Buddha or the ashes of a king or an important monk. The function is similiar to the pyramids in egypt.

The Reclining Buddha and the mother of pearl. Other than the Buddha statue the walls surrounding it are cover with beautiful thai paintings.

Inside the Ubosot there are almost 400 Buddha images. The main one is in the middle.

The head side of the Reclining Buddha. The Wiharn which houses the Reclining Buddha is a large building from the outside but when inside feels small. You know why now.
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