Buddhas at Wat Pho, Bangkok


Tammy, our tour guide, told us a great deal about the history of Wat Pho (Bangkok's most important temple and first univesity), but also about its ongoing maintenance. There are over 1,000 Buddha statues housed at the temple, all in various states of repaid. Here, the orange-wrapped ones are being restored (one recently lacquered before being re-gilded, the other in the process of having its gilding stripped away so repairs can begin), while another waits its turn and the fourth was recently completed.

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