When visiting Bangkok, the attraction that tops every must-see list is the Wat Pho. A Buddhist temple, the Wat Pho (officially named as Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn) is a royal monastery located close to the Grand Palace. The area where this temple stands, Rattanakosin, holds great historical importance in Thai history as this was where Bangkok (also known as Krung Thep or City of Angels) was first constructed.
We visited the Wat Pho in September 2012. The sprawling 20 acre site was an interesting change from the ultra modern glass clad Bangkok that seemed to be in a race to beat time itself. The complex, though crowded with pamphlet-holding awestruck tourists from around the world, seemed to allow everyone enough space. The multiple restorations, with the most recent one happening in 1982, had ensured that the temple was fabulously maintained.
Here are some of the photographs from the visit. Will upload photographs of the other temples of Bangkok in the near future!
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