M and I visited a couple more Wats on Sunday. What we learned is not to visit Wats on Sunday. So crowded! The more interesting of the two Wats we saw was Wat Pho, or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. That Reclining Buddha is one BIG BUDDHA. I had no idea it was so big - I mean, I had seen photos, but dang. The Wat is big, too, as I suppose it has to be, to house such a big Buddha. The top of Buddha's headpiece looked as though it would pierce a hole in the top of the temple itself.
|It's hard to convey the size of the Buddha here. Trust me, it's huge.|
Even though I like the glittering gold Buddhas, I think the highlight of this Wat for me was the mosaic tile. Love that stuff.
Once the sun comes out, the humidity after a rain is impressively oppressive.
I tried to take a couple of videos of the Canal Boat ride, but M said they weren't exciting enough to post. I will try again, never fear. Until then, stay cool, crazy cats!