30th March -Bangkok Wat Pho part 2
After taking our shoes off we walk in to a temple where an enormous standing Buddha is saluting us, people are praying and suddenly I get this desire to learn more about their customs. In between all the small themples and pathways of the Wat Pho there are hallways with lines of golden Buddhas having their legs crossed. Kinia does some research about the temple and she gets to find out that it used to be a university for literature, science and medicine and now it’s known for the traditional thai massage available for anyone to experience here and for the reclining Buddha, this is known as the biggest attraction of the Wat Pho temple. At this moment we are trying to find the reclining Buddha...yes, this place is that big, we need some time to actually find our way around. After a few left and right turns we find the spot where the crowd is. Again we have to take our shoes off but this time we won’t leave it in front of the temple where the Reclining Buddha is because there is too many people so we are carrying them in red plastic bags. Inside the temple an enormous Buddha is resting sideways with the head resting on his palm, people of all nationalities are taking pictures with all of their gear, phones, cameras, go-pros, trying to get the best angle to express the experience and excitement in one shot, a reminder of the way they felt in this moment. Of course we do the same thing while absorbing all the beauty of this giant Buddha.