7/17 – Today we took a ferry across the canal to visit the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, a tourist destination that just can’t be missed. As with other wats, I found myself more attracted to the guardians outside the temples than to the Buddhas within.
We waited on a long line for the opportunity to see the Reclining Buddha, a statue made of brick and plaster, covered in gold leaf, with foot soles inlaid with mother-of-pearl. He sure is big!
The wat also contained a school:
We rode the ferry back over the canal to the Temple of the Dawn.
At lunch, we met Olivia, a pre-med student from North Carolina, and her Canadian friend, who are studying in Singapore for a semester. So nice to spend time with someone who lives so close to home. A beautiful day!