Bangkok 2014

Slideshow (Flickr)

Wat Arun aka Temple of the Dawn Wat Phra Kaew
Commonly called the Temple of the Emerald Buddha All kinds of different architectural styles in one place Phra Sri Rattana Chedi
No photography allowed inside the hall of the Emerald Buddha The best I could get with the zoom lens The outfit depends on the season, and is changed by the king during a ceremony
The Ramakien, a huge painting that rings the entire What Phra Kaew complex Toey & the Ramakien Toey & the Ramakien
Ramakien Nice uppercut Decapitation
Prasat Phra Thep Bidon
aka the Royal Pantheon
Prasat Phra Thep Bidon & Phra Mondop Golden Chedi
Good luck Yaksha
(a giant demon)
Prasat Phra Thep Bidon
Prasat Phra Thep Bidon Load-bearing yakshas Phra Mondop doorway
Phra Mondop
aka the Library
Phra Sri Rattana Chedi Phra Sri Rattana Chedi
Yaksha Model of Angkor Wat Golden yaksha
Giant yakshas guarding the exit Various chedis Perimeter of the complex
Yaksha Yaksha Ramakien
Ramakien Ramakien A badass monkey bringing fists to a swordfight
Ramakien Phra Sri Rattana Chedi Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat
Royal Thai Army soldiers Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat You press gold leaf onto the Buddha for good luck
Good luck at Wat Pho Wat Pho aka the Temple of the Reclining Buddha
Or if you want the official name...
Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan
50 ft tall Reclining Buddha
Reclining Buddha 141 ft in length Drop a coin in each of the 108 bronze bowls for good luck
Spiky hair Buddha statue Reclining Buddha
Toey receiving a blessing Wat Pho monk Coconut water
You can build sand piles for good luck Supposed to represent your personal pagoda Toey
Toey's sand pagoda Lots of sand pagodas Monks in training
Wat Pho Buddhas Guardian statue "Lord Buddha's Hermit Doctor"
Lunch Not sure what these are, didn't try them Pad thai
Wat Pho gate

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