Wat Pho and Wat Arun in Bangkok,Thailand

Wat Pho

Wat Pho, as known as Wat Phra Chetuphon or The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is a Buddhist temple
located next to the Grand place.

Just behind the opulent extravagance of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha stands Wat Phra Chetuphon,
which is more commonly known by its old name of Wat Po. Most western tourists don't get past the temple's
huge reclining Buddha, but there is actually much more to see than the one colossal statue.

Wat Pho is one of Bangkok's oldest temple ワットポーは最古の寺院の一つ

These huge stone guards stand at the inner gates.  内側の門に立つ巨人ガード

Reclining Buddha 標識と入場券

Huge reclining Buddha

A historical picture scroll of ancient temples.

(L) The elephant has played a significant role in Thailand's history.
The historical picture scroll of a white elephant displayed in reclining Buddha temple.
(R) A bowl to put a coin in praying Buddha to overcome evils.
(左)白象の神話伝説絵巻  (右)一列に並ぶ鉢に小銭を落として厄を払う

A gigantic gold plated Reclining Buddha some 46 meters long and 15 meters high.

A lovely animal 愛らしい動物たち

(L) Small pagodas in Phra Chedi Rai. (R) The entrance to the Phra Chedi Rai.

Chedi Rai.near the Phra Rabieng, a double cloister surrounding the courtyard of the chapel.

A Thailand national and royal flag.  タイ国旗とタイ王室旗

Many pious people before the Buddha are coming without interruption.

One of the four largest chedi in Wat Pho decorated with flower motifs, inlaid with millions of pieces of
Chinese's porcelain.

The roof tiles of Wat Pho are shimmering to a sunlight. 槃仏が安置されている本堂の屋根(独特の寺院建築)

Temple of the Dawn

Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple and major landmark on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok..

Wat Arun from the Chao Phraya River  暁の寺、ワット・アル

Prang ( a tall finger-like spire, usually richly carved ) in the inner courtyard and an admission ticket to the Wat Arun.

Prang in the inner courtyard and the temple with dark red roof at Wat Arun.

The demons & the prang.

Ramakien holding the pedestal.  台座を支えるラーマキエンの鬼とインドラの猿神

The Wat Arun and its main stairway to the central prang. ワット・アルン中央の大仏塔

A View of the Grand Palace from the Wat Arun.  大仏塔回廊から王宮を望む



王朝時代に築かれたとい言われる。大仏塔脇の本堂はラマ2世が建立した。王宮の対岸にあるトンブリー(Thon Buri )で


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写真撮影 2009年1月 2009年2月執筆  2009年10月英文加筆 
執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
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