At 150 ft (46 m) long and 49 ft (15 m) high it is the largest Buddha image in Thailand. The reclining Buddha is decorated with gold leaf and his eyes and foot soles are inlaid with mother-of-pearl. As with most of the Temples, there is an area of worship outside as well as worship stations within the Temple. Ringing the large gong three times is supposed to bring one good luck...so ring we did!
The Budda is so very large that it is virtually impossible to get a picture of the whole thing from inside the Temple. The Temple is literally filled with this huge Budda and it's worship stations where locals stop to pray and pay tribute.
The Budda's head is reclining on three large elaborately decorated "pillows."
Wat Pho is considered the largest and oldest Temple in Bangkok and is said to have more statues of the Buddha than any other Bangkok temple.
There is a line of small metal pots along the side of the building on the back side of the Budda where tiny (very tiny denomination too) coins are placed one at a time for each of the Monks. The Monks go out each morning with similar pots to gather offerings of food from the locals for their meals for the day. The Monks are very dependent on the people for their sustenance. Thai people praying at Wat Pho.