PHRA BUDDHASAIYAS

The Phra Buddhasaiyas is the main attraction at the Wat Pho temple complex in Bangkok, Thailand. This golden statue of Buddha in a reclining position is famously and aptly known as the Reclining Buddha and is one of Bangkok’s most visited sites. The temple is always packed with tourists so photographing it can be quite a challenge with so many people competing for the right spot to capture the perfect shot. Thankfully I went early so it wasn’t so crowded and I was able to work on my angles.  

Last time I was in Bangkok was 15 years ago and so much has changed since my last visit. However, revisiting this magnificent statue brought out the same sense of amazement I felt the first time I saw it many years ago. This time though I made sure I had my cameras ready and photographed every inch of the temple’s interior. The first three photos were taken using my GoPro Hero 7 Black with a wide angle setting while the rest were taken using my Canon Rebel T6s. I had to take a number of test shots to capture the perfect lighting, something one can do with a DSLR but not with a GoPro. I wanted to capture the serenity inside the temple at the same time highlighting the “goldness” of Buddha. These are my favorite shots!

6 Comments on “PHRA BUDDHASAIYAS

  1. I was amazed by this statue when I saw it in 1982. No wide angle lens for me at that time, as my widest was 50mm. Hope to see it again some day with my 24. Thanks for sharing and stay well Reymon. Allan

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    • Thankfully I got myself a wide angle lens before my trip. I knew I would be needing it to capture the grandeur of Thai palaces and temples. Maybe it’s time for you to plan another trip to Bangkok. 😉 You stay safe as well, Allan.

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