Thailand Day Five: Little Things Thursday

I’m going big for Little Things Thursday today with a huge photo share! Additionally, I’m going to host my Thailand giveaway today, so hold on to your hats! I’m going to make the giveaway super simple.  Simply leave a comment and you are entered.  I’ll pick a comment number at random and that person will be the winner of my Thai box of surprises!! Sound fun? I’ve got some super fun things to share with one winner!

So day five had us touring a famous Thai temple called Wat Pho.  Wat is the Thai word for temple.  Wat Pho is the home of The Reclining Buddha.  I think this Buddha is best summed up by one of my travel companions who said, ” I don’t think I was prepared for the size of this.” She was referring to the size of the Buddha. You just don’t know until you know. Wat Pho seems to be a mix of traditional Thai Buddhism with some Chinese influence. Wat Pho is also the birthplace of the traditional and somewhat painful Thai massage.  You can’t leave Thailand without one.

To enter the site, you must remove your shoes and you must be dressed modestly.  Otherwise it’s the “Lime Green Coat of Shame” for you.  We were already in the know on that one.

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Wat Pho

Wat Pho

Wat Pho

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Wat Pho

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Wat Pho

If you are ever in Thailand this is a great stop that tends to be less crowded that some of the bigger temples. You can get there by bus, taxi, or river taxi. We took the latter.  A temple visit is a great cultural study to help you understand the roots of Thai life.

Okay friends, your turn to share. To join the fun simply: Link back, grab your permalink, link up and mingle. Don’t forget to leave a comment if you would like to enter the drawing for my box of Thai goodies. You won’t be disappointed. I’m keeping it a surprise for the winner, and maybe he or she will share on their blog later??? I think that would make a fun post for them! Or for those without blogs, maybe you would share on Facebook for others to see?

I’ll announce the winner next week!

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  1. Wow….sooooo beautiful! Love the colors.
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  2. I am loving your photos. I never really had a desire to visit Thailand until reading about your adventure. What an experience! I would just love to travel the world and witness first hand all this amazing world has to offer. Do you feel the same way? There are some places that hold my interest more then others, but really I would take any trip ever offered. ha! So excited about your giveaway too…. If I win I am will totally write about it. 🙂

  3. Wow, thats fantastic!
    Have a great time yet

  4. LOVE these shots!!!! I so want to see Thailand’s beautiful temples!

  5. fantastic pictures, kim. and thanks for hosting.

    have a wonderful day~

  6. Wow! What a stunning place to visit, all the details are amazing.
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  7. Love the tradition and architecture of Thailand. Great shots and a giveaway sounds like fun!
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  8. WOW- your perspective on the figure really does show the magnitude & size of it. Incredible!!! I just love the intricacies & details in their architecture & design. So beautiful. You could have a macro hay-day there with all those pretty things to capture.
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  9. I never realized that Thailand was such a beautiful country.

  10. Wonderful captures of such stunning architecture and color! The details are so ornate and beautiful. Is there a significance to all the gold? The giant buddha is impressive, but my favorite is the patinated one.
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  11. So thankful to see glimpses of your trip. The presentation last night at church was so moving. Well, I’m pretty sure that you saw my tears! I am excluded from the giveaway.

  12. Micha Flowers says:

    Thailand is definetly on my bucket list now. Such cultural beauty there.

  13. Oh my…all these beautifully exquisite details! My eyes can’t even take it all in.

  14. Your pictures are beautiful! Your testimonies last night were even more so!

  15. Love seeing these! They are just beautiful!
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  16. Kay Rowles says:

    Can’t wait to get to Thailand again!! Please pick me for the prize pack!! I love reading your blog & seeing your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  17. amazing pictures!!!! and the huge Buda in that small space… wow fantastic!!! What a great experience kim! happy for you!
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  18. These are beautiful shots – In love with all the detail you captured. And had to smile when I saw the kitty! The second time through I spotted him reclining on the ledge behind the sitting Buddha! I’m always (no matter the religion) struck by the lengths we humans go to in order to honor our gods. My favorite was, when I was in Greece, the guide explained that – though the temples were all pretty much the same and “plainer” from a gold and treasure perspective – the Greeks chose the most scenic places they could in order to surround the gods with beauty. It was amazing because, to be honest, one temple ruin looked pretty much like all the others….but the landscapes I saw were like nothing I had ever seen before. It was on that trip, on one of the temple hill sides, that I acknowledged in my heart the existence of God! I think exploring worship – again I say, no matter the religion – always enlightens…and allows pieces of the divine and of the human spirit to move us.
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  19. What an experience and Wonderful photography ~ reminds a bit of Tibet ~ enjoy!

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  20. Paula Daniel says:

    Such beautiful photos! And what a rich culture. I see why you love it so much.

  21. My daughter introduced me to Thai food many years ago and I love it – especially the dishes with coconut in the sauce. I smiled at the young artist sketching – it would be a massive job giving an impression of these very intricate towers! Hope he/she got the job done:)
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  22. Beautiful photos. I was amazed at all the temples we saw. We walked around a few but didn’t dare get too close because we just didn’t know if we could or how we should approach them.

    I snickered a bit over your perception of a “huge photo share”… : )
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  23. Jeannette says:

    Love love love your pictures! So glad your trip went well.

  24. So much beauty! I love Thai food and the culture is so peaceful. I have a few ornamental Thai things in my house. Beautiful photos!
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  25. Yes, those wonderful fotospuro art, pure beauty and pure history, I congratulate you!

  26. Yes, those wonderful photos, pure art, pure beauty and pure history, I congratulate you!

  27. Oh, I remember this. We went to Wat Pho to avoid the crowds at the other temples, too. I really liked it. We went in April, though –pretty much the hottest month there, –and poor Z was wilting in the heat!
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  28. Amazing detail images from your trip – I’m doing some catch up on blog visits and I’m so glad I stopped by. I love historical sites that are as much about the culture as they are about an incident in time.
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  29. fantastic photos of an enchanting land – I’m quite sure I’ll never have a chance to visit in person so I truly appreciate and enjoy looking at your photos. The giveaway is an additional perk – thank you for a chance to win!

  30. I love this temple. I love how you captured the details too. I always have trouble taking photos of temples. I can never seem to figure out how to frame it nicely, caught between the scale of the whole or focusing in on particular details. Looks like you had such a good trip – I’ve been enjoying following your photos and stories!
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