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05/04/2010

Luang Pho To or Phrasiariyametri, Wat Intharawihan or Wat Intharavihan (วัดอินทรวิหาร), Bangkok, Thailand


These are two photos of a 32-metre high, 10-meter wide standing Buddha, referred to as Luang Pho To or Phrasiariyametri. It took over 60 years to complete and is decorated in glass mosaics and 24-carat gold. The topknot of the Buddha image contains a relic of Lord Buddha brought from Sri Lanka.
It is located in Wat Intharawihan or Wat Intharavihan (วัดอินทรวิหาร), which is a wat located in the Nakhon District of Bangkok, Thailand. It was built at the beginning of the Ayutthaya period and was originally called Wat Rai Phrik.

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