World's largest and oldest Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho is famous for the massive Reclining Buddha statue located in Bangkok. It is one of the oldest and also largest temples in Bangkok, built nearly 200 years before Bangkok became Thailand’s capital. Wat Pho holds the division of having both Thailand’s largest Reclining Buddha image and also the largest number of Buddha images in Thailand.

The fully gold-plated Reclining Buddha statue is 46 meters long and 15 meters high, and remember the passing of the Buddha into Nirvana. The statue’s eyes and feet are decorated with carved mother of pearl, the soles of the feet showing the 108 auspicious characteristics of the true Buddha.

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