Reclining Buddha at Wat Lokayasutharam

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wat Lokayasutharam has a huge reclining Buddha image, called Phra Bhuddhasaiyart, which faces to the east. It was constructed of bricks and cement in the art style off the Middle Ayutthaya Period. It is 37 meters long and 8 meters high. There are other impressive Reclining Buddha Images in Ayutthaya, but this seems to be the largest. Behind the Reclining Buddha Image you will find remains of other temple buildings, other than that there is nothing much to see. ~ source : ayutthaya2020

Reclining Buddha at Wat Lokayasutharam Thailand Travel Guide

Our last stop from our Ayutthaya city tour is the Reclining Buddha at Wat Lokayasutharam. In the video below, our tour guide mentioned that the head of buddha is placed on a lotus flower and not on a pineapple. Look closely at the photo and let me know what you think? ;)

Here I've made a video of our visit to the area.



In the beginning of the video you will notice the ruins of an ancient temple before we reached the Reclining Buddha.

We we're given 10 minutes to scour the area and take pictures. We only took few photos here because I was busy looking at the souvenir stalls in front of this statue. And my husband made sure to grab a fresh and cold coconut drink. If serve inside a bottle it costs 45 THB, if serve with the coconut meat it costs 50 THB. The lady serving is in full makeup complete with lovely curls. I just love the Thai's dedication to look good no matter where and what.

Reclining Buddha at Wat Lokayasutharam Thailand Travel Guide

Prepare 5 THB if you're going to take a visit to the toilet.

Other than the reclining buddha there's nothing much to see or do in the area so we didn't really take that much time here.

Here's a whole body photo of the reclining buddha.

Reclining Buddha at Wat Lokayasutharam Thailand Travel Guide

He's huge. FYI : The reclining position of buddha represents buddha at the moment of death.

And now we are all very hungry! We can't wait to cruise back to Bangkok and have a feast at the River Sun Cruise boat.

UP NEXT : RIVER SUN CRUISE



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6 comments

  1. Interesting post!
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  2. Such a cool post and thanks for putting the video, it really helped me realize how massive this is. :)
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