Explore the most famous waterway in Thailand, the Chao Phraya River, which will take you down the area’s impressive history, particularly when you visit the Wat Mongkhon Bophit as part of a Bangkok cruise tour. If you are looking for companies that can organize perfect Bangkok cruises to set you well on your way, the Anantara Cruises Thailand delivers with style. Make the Wat Mongkhon Bophit part of your cruise itinerary and discover the beauty and wonder residing within this splendid temple. Its pride of place is the huge bronze, gilded stature of the seated Buddha, perfect depicted with his ever-present expression of complete serenity. Standing at a height of 17 metres, this is a beautiful sight to behold, whether one is a practitioner of the Buddhist faith or not, official enshrined within in 1612 A.D. The temple is an “active” locality, which means that services are observed and special full moon days (such as Vesak) are celebrated with great ceremony and aplomb here. Over the course of its history, both the temple and the stature have undergone restoration, when lightning struck the temple, causing the statue to lose its head, and when the temple was burned during the sacking of Ayutthaya. Formally restored to its splendour, the temple and the Buddha residing within resonates a powerful lure to the earnest seeker or curious admirer, both of whom emerge transformed from a visit here.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday. Google+