Wat Arun Ratchawaram Ratchaworamawihan

Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan (Thai: วัดอรุณราชวราราม ราชวรมหาวิหาร) or Wat Arun (Thai pronunciation: [wát ʔarun], “Temple of Dawn”) is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River.

 

This is the last Weekly Photo Challenge hosted by WordPress, so I figured that I’d post a large photo gallery as my final post. Thanks to the team at WordPress for hosting this challenge for many years. Respect.

Enjoy the photo gallery:

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Reclining Buddha Temple | Wat Pho | HDR

If you take the river boat up Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, you’ll find the Reclining Buddha Temple (Wat Pho / Wat Chetuphon).

At the Reclining Buddha Temple (Wat Pho).

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The Interior Decorator God

My headline can be a bit misleading, as he is technically not a God – only a deity, but here you have him: the most popular depiction of religious superheroes among the interior decorators of the world! It’s none other than Buddha himself!

Buddha: Technically not a God, but as close as one can get to being one according to some people.

Buddha: Technically not a God, but as close as one can get to being one according to some people.

Buddha: Technically not a God, but as close as one can get to ever being one (according to some people).