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Wat Pho, Sanam Chai Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Pho,  Page 3, The Sheltered Gate, Contorted Hermit Mount
Wat Pho,  Page 3, The Sheltered Gate, Contorted Hermit Mount
Wat Pho,  Page 3, The Sheltered Gate, Contorted Hermit Mount

Starting at the sheltered gate,  you will see the crown-like spire elaborated with multi coloured mosaic flowers winding down.


These flowers were made from colourful Chinese ceramic bowls cut into petals. This ceramic flower decoration can be found on all over parts of this design and it is said that this design and architecture specially pleased King Rama III. There are 16 sheltered gates to enter the sacred quarter.


Passing through any of the sheltered gate and then looking back, you will see a Lan Than Nai Tvarapala, Chinese rock giants holding weapons in hands, standing on both sides as the gate guardians.

Wat Pho Temple, Bangkok,Page 4, Layout of the grounds
Wat Pho,  Page 3, The Sheltered Gate, Contorted Hermit Mount