Sunday, 16 September 2012

Fluttering Prayer - Wat Pho - Bangkok

"If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough...."

Wat Pho is one of the largest and oldest wats in Bangkok, where the Sleeping Buddha lay, home to more than one thousand Buddha images and 91 chedi (stupa).

But I don't know why when im enter the door, im not interest to walking around the wat. My eyes just stuck with the huge tree behind the temple.

This is the Bodhi Tree, the sacred tree which has a special place in the hearts of the followers of buddha. I sit for some time while my memories brought me to Bodhgaya India, a place when the first time the story of Bodhi Tree start.

I saw some of people stand , closed eyes , start to pray, burn the stick and left under the tree.

I can feel it, many prayers and hope surround , waiting for the wind to bring it, with the dry leaves, fluttering and fly into the sky...

Wat Pho
Addres : Chetuphon Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Entrance fee : 50 BHT
Opening hours : 08.00 AM to 5.00 PM, with a break from 12.00 PM to 1.00 PM
The dirrection : Short river crossing away from Wat Arun stop at Tha Thien Pier. It's within walking distance of Wat Phra Kaew / Grand Palace.


  1. I love your words Mareta. And this seems like a wonderful place. Unfortunately I have never been to Bodh Gaya till now.
    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi :)

  2. Bodhgaya is lovely place you must write on your next yatra list, happy ganesh chaturthi too Arti, i just get the first miracle for today ..

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