Walter Mencken 9:23 a.m., Oct. 10
This is the largest indoor representation of Buddha in the world. It is located in Wat Pho, along the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok. It is 160ft long, his feet are 12 feet long.
This picture is the most complete view you can get of the statue, as the whole temple is barely larger than the Buddha it encloses. When you enter, through a small door no larger than a common house's, you are faced directly with the enormity not just of the statue but of the feeling it inspires in Thai people.
July 24, 2012