Wat Po is the oldest and the largest temple in Bangkok. The church was built in the 6th century. The main building of this sacred complex is decorated with an amazing golden statue depicting a reclining Buddha. The height of the statue 46 m, and its width estimates 15 meters. Originally the statue was made of brick, and then it was covered with stucco and gold. It’s simply impossible not to notice the enormous feet of Buddha. The feet, which are decorated with mother-of-pearl, feature 108 physical embodiments of Buddha. Due to its size and look the statue of Buddha always leaves a strong impression and creates a calm and peaceful atmosphere. More than that, the territory of the temple is home to numerous truly marvellous chapels, pavilions and towers, many of which store priceless relics. Creators of the temple have been so attentive to details that it is almost impossible to find a place in the territory of the temple, which is undecorated. Numerous stone sculptures and images of Buddha are coated with a layer of gold and amaze tourists with their shine.
If you cross The Chao Phraya River, you will find yourself in the territory of Wat Arun or, as it's often called, the Temple of Dawn. This is a traditionally built tower in a form of a finger (86m high), which is decorated with a great number of pieces of ceramics and colourful porcelain that shines brightly under the sunrays. The temple is particularly beautiful from a distance, when it seems to be of white and silver colours. Wat Arun has become the place of burial of king Rama II. You will find a market of amulets nearby. This is the place, where hundreds of people sell different pendants, pictures and talismans. Do not forget to visit this interesting market – this is a rare place where you can find real pieces of art.
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