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Wat Pho

Last updated: 08.05.2002

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Roofs
Pitched roofs on temple building, Wat Pho [50K]

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Spires of Wat Pho
Spires of the temple of Wat Pho, Bangkok. [40K]

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Reclining Buddha
Reclining Buddha figure, Wat Pho [39K]

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Head of reclining Buddha
Close-up of head of Buddha figure, Wat Pho [52K]

Photographs taken at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand in 2000.

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"The monastery buildings were incomparable; they overwhelmed the spectator with a brilliant sunburst of gold, scarlet and white. Two golden warrior gods stood guard on either side of a scarlet gate outlined in gold. Delicately carved golden bas-relief climbed the temple's white walls and columns to form a kind of frieze at the top. Then there was the roof with its array of pinnacles, each one also covered with intricate bas-relief of gold and scarlet; from the treasure house in their midst , the gleaming spires of the triple tower soared up into the bright blue of the sky." ["Spring Snow", Yukio Mishima, 1968]

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