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Make a wish at the Temple of the Reclining Buddhain Bangkok, Thailand

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There is a special ritual of making wishes in one of Bangkok’s most ancient temples.
How to make a wish at the Temple of the Reclining Buddha in Bangkok
Get your wish fulfilled, add +100 to your karma and +500 to your luck, nearly free of charge, by visiting Wat Pho – The Temple of the Reclining Buddha: the 46-meter statue of the Enlightened is waiting for you to come and grab your serving of the chi energy. The golden Buddha with pearl ornaments on his feet makes a huge impression – the statue is very beautiful indeed, and there are 400 of his brethren, though smaller in size, in the temple. Aren’t little Buddhas that strike different poses charming!

As for the wish-making ritual, you will find 108 special bowls by the big Buddha, and you will need to drop a coin in each of them (coins can be bought right on the spot, for 20 baht). So much for the magic, all that is left is to cleanse your chakra with a Thai massage that, by the way, can be done right there, and then start exploring the temple’s territory, feeling a completely different person.

But all jokes aside, the temple does retain some magic – the building was made as early as in the 12th century and has definitely accumulated the powerful energy of the centuries. The impression is especially strong if you come here after 6 pm and ask the guard, for a small fee, to let you in on the exit side. In the absence of visitors, in the moonlight the temple transforms and looks completely ethereal!

Where to do?

#13Wat Pho in BangkokWat Pho

You can not only stare at the 46-meter golden Buddha and lots of little buddhas at the temple, but also thoroughly cleanse your karma and attract luck.

Open hours: daily from 08:00 to 17:00
Phone: +66 2 226 0335
Official website: http://www.watpho.com

How much?

the cost of entry to the temple of 100 baht per person.

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