Amazing Thailand #4: Bangkok’s Wat Pho and Grand Palace

Today we take a boat to go to the temple Wat Pho and after that we walk to the Grand Palace. They are just a few meters from each other and are a must in any visit to Bangkok.

From Wikipedia:
Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Ratchaworamahawihan (Thai: วัดพระเชตุพนวิมลมังคลารามราชวรมหาวิหาร), or the former name Wat Pho (Thai: วัดโพธิ์,), also known as The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is a Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand, located in the Rattanakosin district directly adjacent to the Grand Palace. Its official full name is Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn (Thai: วัดพระเชตุพนวิมลมังคลาราม ราชวรมหาวิหาร). The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. Wat Pho is one of the largest and oldest wats in Bangkok (with an area of 50 rai, 80,000 square metres), and is home to more than one thousand Buddha images, as well as one of the largest single Buddha images: the Reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas, Thai พระพุทธไสยาสน์). Made as part of Rama III’s restoration, the Reclining Buddha is forty-six metres long and fifteen metres high, decorated with gold plating on his body and mother of pearl on his eyes and the soles of his feet. The latter display 108 auspicious scenes in Chinese and Indian styles. The Wat Pho complex consists of two walled compounds bisected by Soi Chetuphon running east–west. The northern walled compound is where the reclining Buddha and massage school are found. The southern walled compound, Tukgawee, is a working Buddhist monastery with monks in residence and a school.

Next, we visit the ancient city of Ayutthaya

Português: este video está legendado em português e mostra algumas das principais atrações turisticas de Banguecoque, a capital Tailândia. Visitamos o Grand Palace, o palacio real, e Wat Pho, um dos principais templos budista da Tailândia. Mostro ainda uma jornada de barco pelo principal rio de Banguecoque.

Banguecoque (português europeu) ou Bangkok (português brasileiro), também conhecida pelas formas Bancoc ou Bangcoc, (em tailandês: กรุงเทพมหานคร, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon) é a capital e a maior cidade da Tailândia. Situa-se na margem esquerda do rio Chao Phraya nas proximidades do Golfo da Tailândia (ou golfo de Sião). Tem cerca de 10.061.726 milhões de habitantes. É a capital do país desde 1782.
É também um importante centro industrial e cultural da Tailândia.

Amazing Thailand #4: Bangkok’s Wat Pho and Grand Palace
by Diogo Kyrillos
Documentario Tailandia Globo Reporter

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