At Wat Pho you can see the statue of the Laying Buddha, its length is 46 meters, and the height is 15 meters. In the statue Buddha is laying down and is covered in gold, while his massive feet are covered with drawings and pearls. Not only his feet, but also his eyes are decorated with pearls.
Many visitors are certain that in the statue Buddha is sleeping, but the truth is that he is in the nirvana position, or as it is called in Buddhism, Nibbana, this is the largest laying Buddha statue in Thailand.
This is not the only Buddha here. The Laying Buddha Temple has the largest number of Buddha statues in Thailand. In the Temple are over 1,000 statues. Most of these were brought from the ruins of temples from Thailand's former capital.
This is also the oldest temple among all of Thailand. It is older than the city itself, and was first built over 200 years before Bangkok became the capital city. During the period of King Rama I the temple was almost completely rebuilt. This is when Bangkok became the capital of Siam, the empire that will eventually become Thailand.
Wat Pho, where the Buddha lays, is the largest Buddhist Temple in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. This is also the oldest temple in the city, and many tourists come here to see the big and majestic statue.
Notice the large granites in the inner courts of the temple. These were imported to Thailand in ancient times, to counterweigh Chinese ships, that came empty to Thailand. When the boats sailed stocked with merchandise to China, the granite pills were left in Bangkok and throughout the years have become statues. Some are different yoga positions, and some are of former warriors and philosophers. One of them is said to represent Marco Polo.