According to legend, Wat Phra Thong houses a golden Buddha image that emerged from beneath the earth many years ago. The ... More
Wat Phra Thong
According to legend, Wat Phra Thong houses a golden Buddha image that emerged from beneath the earth many years ago. The story tells us about a man whose son died mysteriously after tying his buffalo to what he thought was a post but which was actually the conical peak of Buddha. The golden image was revealed to the man in a dream but attempts to dig it up failed. Villagers covered the exposed part of the image with a plaster bust of Buddha's head and shoulders. It can still be seen today.
Also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon, or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, this 200 year old Wat is Bangkok's
largest. Bursting with history, its highlight is the fantastic gold plated reclining Buddha. At 46 meters long and 15 ...
As old as the city of Bangkok itself, and also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, this wat
lies in a complex that covers an area of 1.5 square kilometers and features more than 100 buildings, including ...