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The Majestic Temples Wat Arun and Wat Pho, Bangkok Thailand.

The dramatic skyline of Bangkok is unmistakable due to its impressive, towering, and glistening Buddhist architectures. A beautiful example of a city that is modern, yet retains a strong grasp in its richly spiritual and colourful history.

The meticulously detailed porcelain spires of Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) and the colossal reclining buddha at Wat Pho are remarkable places to visit when in Bangkok.

Wat Arun a.k.a Temple of the Dawn

Completed during the reign of King Rama III (1824-1851).

Talk about ornamentation gone obsessively wild, but in a marvellous, porcelain-decked facade kinda way.

Wat Arun Temple Bangkok Thailand

Visiting Tips: Come here early in the morning as it gets so hot (and packed with tourists) later in the day. Bring an umbrella. Apply sunscreen. Have hydrating fluids ready.

Do not underestimate the infernal humid climate of Southeast Asia.

War Julian Male Fashion and Travel Blog from Sydney Australia
warjulian Sydney Australia Male fashion blogger

Wat Pho: Temple of the reclining Buddha

Yet another temple complex that believes in the more is more is MORE, aesthetic.

This is the home of the famous Wat Pho massage school, as well as the giant reclining Buddha erected in1832. The massage is extremely popular with visitors, so an early booking is necessary to avoid the lengthy waiting list. Be advised that the massage tables are placed quite close to each other, so it may not be relaxing for some who wants a tranquil, spa-like ambience.

Photographs: @warjulian and @planet.tom

Fashion Notes: Issey Miyake Hat; Tom Ford Aviators; Chanel Necklaces; Camel Active Shirt; Issey Miyake Pants; Karl Lagerfeld watch; Chanel sandals;

x War Julian x

 

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