BANGKOK, THAILAND :: WAT PHO // entrance fees, gold statues, largest reclining buddha, pyramids, buddhas, fortune tellers, massages

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Some of you know me by now, and that means you know that I’m not much of a history buff (unless we’re talking food origins… and even that gets me a little ADD). BUT! I managed to visit a few temples and want to share my experience at Wat Pho (even if it was on the touristy side) with you.

LML Tip: In Thai, the word TEMPLE translates to WAT

So I’m going to name this post: ‘You Know You’re at a GOOD WAT in Thailand…’ because I think it’s much more fun to talk about temples (like Wat Pho) this way… so let’s begin!

You know you’re in a GOOD WAT in Thailand…

… when foreigners have to pay an entrance fee and locals DO NOT

… when they offer VERY good/strong thai massages on site…

… when you know you need to cover your shoulders to enter a sanctuary…

… when you see little children taking naps and do not even question how clean the temple floors are…

… when you see multiples of the SAME buddha statue owned by different families

… when you forget about going into a temple because you’re too busy staring at the pretty, exterior

… you start seeing everything in triangles

… when you start mimicking buddhist positions

… when you begin to see everything in gold…

oh wait you ARE seeing everything in gold…

… when you feel obligated to throw money or sticky rice into pretty “vintage” bowls

… when you someone reads your cards for you…

… when you finish the day with insanely good pad thai from a street cart…

… when you feel the urge to spice it up like a Thai…

… when you crave thai iced tea after a lovely day at WAT PHO!

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