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I’m feeling nostalgic about Thailand with all that’s been going on there so I decided to post a little photo essay of our trip to the Grand Palace & Wat Po Temple Complex in Bangkok. I hope you enjoy! First, I love this picture (above) because the bhikkhu (monk) noticed people taking his picture and he stood there for a good 5 minutes until the crowd thinned a bit.  He wanted to make sure everyone got the shot they wanted!
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Me and the hubs after we rented our fancy Thai shirt and pants for 40thb or $1.50.  I had a sweater and a sarong that I could have used to cover my shoulders in the temples but I figured if the hubs had to look crazy then so could I.  Hey, I could have picked a worse top, at least it matched my dress!thailand bangkok wat po clothing

Anthony is a bit obsessed with all things warrior and samurai.thailand bangkok wat po detailed men

Just a few of the stunning sights we saw in Wat Po!  I, honestly, can’t remember what each place was but I can remember how incredibly beautiful they were. Below, is one of the many art pieces hanging on the walls.thailand bangkok wat po artReclining Buddha.  If you’ve never seen this Buddha in person, you’re certainly missing out.  I was shocked by the sheer size of it.  As you can see, I had to put each feature in a different photograph because it’s as long as it is big. You can see how busy it is with all of the tourists.  It’s nearly impossible to get a photograph without other people in it.thailand bangkok reclining buddhaHowever, if you wait long enough, you can do it!  Our visit to Bangkok was amazing and I can’t wait to go back again. Hopefully, it’ll be sooner rather than later!

Have you been to Wat Po in Bangkok?  Did you have a similar experience?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments!





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    • noel
    • August 22, 2015

    I love the temple grounds, it is so colorful and filled with amazing vantage points and cool areas to explore.

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    How kind of the monk! And, I love that shot of your husband posing like one of the statues!

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    Yes, I’ve been to the Grand Palace! I was very young and didn’t have any idea how to take pictures but it’s so beautiful you don’t have to be a professional to take good ones! Thanks for sharing all your photos and experience! Xx

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    We have been to Wat Po and the Grand Palace, and your photos bring back great memories! Such beautiful, ornate temples. Love that you joined your hubs and wore matching elephant garb 😀 The top totally worked with your dress!

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    I visited Wat Pho in 2012, and love how colorful the temple is, and the paintings on the outer courtyard are so beautiful!

    • Dave
    • August 23, 2015

    I visited a few years back now, and it is a remarkable place. It certainly looks like you had a good time there, and I love the way the monk was serenely posing for the photos, whilst pretending that he wasn’t bothered!

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    What a beautiful temple! I love the shirt you rented, you should have bought it!

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    Actually missed out on the Grand Palace during my trip to Bangkok. I’ll definitely have to visit next time I go back! 🙂 And WOW… that is one HUGE Buddha! Yet another thing to see when I go back in October! Thanks for sharing… Great pics!

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    I love all the colors in the temple. I also like hubs pants. It is amazing how much work went into these temples. The craftsmanship is unreal.

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