Temple in Bangkok - Wat Traimit and Wat Pho

by - June 26, 2016

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Still continue the previous post about 'the beautiful temples at Thailand', here we go the third and forth beautiful temple you must visit! After from Chonburi and Pattaya (previous posts), now is the capital city of Thailand turns! Yes you are right, we move to Bangkok !! There are 2 temples that i wanna share, Wat Traimit Golden Buddha and Wat Pho. I've chosen those temples because of the details and splendor impression. And.. This is my last post for this topic (Finally!), after i usually write to be continue.. (Finally again). Hahahaha. Now, let's take a look of those temples, take a look take a look !! :D

Wat Traimit is located at the end of Chinatown's Yaowarat Road, near Hua Lampong Railway Station, Bangkok. Wat Traimit has the largest massive gold seated Buddha in the world. Its measuring about 3 metres in height and weighing about 5,5 tons. Impressive!

Wat Traimit, Bangkok
Wat Traimit is one of the temple where the people usually pray and worship to Buddha in Bangkok


Let Me Shoot Across The Sky

Let Me Shoot Across The Sky 2
The details of the building is impressive!

See You on The Top
The promise that's quiet promising :)

The Golden Buddha
The statue is 3 metres tall and weighs 5.5 tonnes. The Buddha is represented in the traditional pose of Bhumisparsha Mudra (touching the earth with the right hand to witness Shakyamuni Buddha's enlightenment at Bodh Gaya). The original statues of Sukhothai sit on a common pedestal form. The flame that crowns the ushnisha is an innovation of Sukhothai that symbolises the splendor of spiritual energy. The line of the hairdressing forms a "V" shape in the root of the hairs, underlined by the elegant curve of the eyebrows that join above the aquiline nose, all according to the prescribed rules. The three wrinkles in the neck and the much elongated ear lobes, signs of his former status of prince, also form part of the code, as do the wide shoulders and the chest inflated (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Buddha_(statue) )

The Greatness
The details of plafond above the Golden Buddha statue

-The Splendor
Almost of the interior is encompass by the splendor details.

Impressive Artcraft
Built in 1935, the details are not joking. The details support a splendor impression to the Golden Buddha statue.

Location Maps

Opening Hours: 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Traimit Road (west of Hua Lampong Station)
Price Range: 10 Baht, for visiting the Golden Buddha is free

Wat Pho or known as Wat Phra Chetuphon is located behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok. In English, Wat Pho means the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. It's one of the largest temple complexes and famed for its giant reclining Buddha that measures 46 metres long and was covered by a gold leaf. Not less interesting too, there has 91 stupas which was decorated in ceramic pottery flowers and colourful tiles in Wat Pho's courtyard. (source: http://www.bangkok.com/attraction-temple/wat-po.htm). You must visit this temple when you're at Bangkok! No! when you're at Thailand!
The Reclining Buddha
- What have you done, it has its own karma -

The Alley
After looked at these 4 temples (plus the previous post), almost all of the Thai temples have its own characters details. Each temples's details are different. Maybe it because of the difference culture at each of provinces or the difference of the built time? That's why i love architecture :)) The building is one of the witness of civilization from the time to time that i never known. Yeah, because i weren't born that time. Even i don't know a whole of complete story, know its story was amazed me. Thanks God! Architecture couldn't lie and it always be a start point to develop new ideas (because of civilization) for the better life! And.. that's why i love travelling too, i could hear and know the stories from the others and i could share what i know too. Incredible right? For me, YES! (Sorry for the intermezzo! Hahaha) I'm glad if you share some stories and meaning of some details in here. I'm glad if i can complete this story :))

The Famous Bowl
Inside of the Reclining Buddha temple, there's famous activity that people do. It's famous among the tourist. I called this as the famous bowl. This activity actually is for a donation. Barter 20baht into a a lot of coins at bowl that they already provided it. There's a myth here! The bowl of coins was considered as your fortune. Put the coins one by one to the big bowl and tell your wish while you're walking. If in the end of the bowl you still have many coins, that means you'll get your fortune and luck. The amount of rest coins means how big you'll get them. A lot of rest? Big fortune then!! A little?? You'll still get a fortune! No rest?? Don't worry it's just a myth. Good for donation right? :)) Good result of the myth make it as a suggestion. Bad? just make it as motivation. Isn't it? Don't forget to try this!! :D

The Buddhas
- We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves -

The Stupas in the Arm of The Sun
- Nothing hidden beneath the light of sun -

Wat Pho's Courtyard
- Path leading to the full of enlightment -

The Flower Pottery Stupas
- The Beautiful Mandala -

The Greatness Stupas
- Manifest of Enlightment Wisdom over The Ignorance -
As i known, the stupa always has a odd levels such as 5, 7, 9, 11, etc. It has theirs deep meaning. Almost stupa in Asia, such as Thailand, Indonesia, Kamboja, Vietnam, and etc have a same meaning and symbolism. Each of stupa's sections represents elements of universe. So, that means path from universe leading to the enlightment. The difference stupa between the countries are on shape and decoration due the civilization and culture.

Me when still had black hair and fatter
For the closing in this post, i have some words to say and share.
For me, the biggest sin is THE IGNORANCE.
- We shaped by our thoughts, we think we became - Buddha

Location Maps
Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 - 17:00
Location: Maharat Road. Close to the river (about a half mile south of the Grand Palace)
Entrace Fee: 100 baht

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