Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bangkok - Wat Pho & Wat Arun

We took a ferry across the river to visit Wat Arun. The entire temple is covered in a mosaic of porcelain tiles left behind by Chinese merchant ships. You can climb about halfway up this temple on a very steep ladder/staircase for a great view of the spire and the river.

Tomamos el ferry par visitar Wat Arun. Puedes llegar hasta la mitad de este templo. Las escalares son muy inclinadas pero tiene una gran vista del rio.

Wat Pho is the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok, dating from the 16th century. It also has the largest reclining Buddha in the country - he's huge! 46m long and 15m high, covered in gold leaf with mother-of-pearl footprints.

Wat Pho es el mas antiguo y mas grande de los templos en Bangkok, pertenecinte al siglo 16. Tambien tiene el Buddha en forma inclinada mas grande del pais. Mide 46 metros del largo por 15 metros de alto, cubierto en oro.

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  1. Hey Amy! Great to see that you're in Bangkok - I'm headed there later this week but won't stay there for more than a day. I get in late on Nov 6th and am planning on flying to Siem Riep on the 8th. (I'll do my sight seeing in Bangkok at the end of my trip.) It'll be fun to meet up if it works out. I'll check your blog at the end of this week and see where you're at.