This morning TJ and I went to Wat Pho, which houses the famous reclining Buddha. (The temple’s official name is actually Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn, but who has that many letters?)
The architecture of the various buildings within the temple grounds is awe-inspiring. Of note is the, uh, detailed detailing of each structure that would have made any A-type person proud.
With part of the reclining Buddha, which is about 46 meters long.
This was one of the murals painted on the walls of the temple that housed the reclining Buddha. Whoever did this had a lot of time on his hands, because this shot was literally just one tiny section of the wall.
Finally, after our visit to Wat Pho, as we were waiting for the ferry to take us back up the Chao Phraya river to Bangkok’s skytrain system, we came across some young monks who were also at the pier waiting. TJ took this shot, which I thought was brilliantly composed.