To The Guests of The Emerald Buddha
How can you fly to Thailand and not look at one of the many temples in the Grand Palace? This majestic complex, with over three hundred years of history, includes residences, throne rooms with opaque beauty, a library, art galleries, and a mausoleum surrounded by lush gardens. 

The royal family no longer lives here, but luxury is still present in everything: gilded pavements, precious stones, and gardens and alleys are well kept with special care. The entrance fee to the complex is 500 baht.

A must-see point is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), with the country's main shrine: a statue of the Buddha carved from a single piece of jade. Whoever visited this temple at different times of the year could have noticed that the Buddha, who sits on the golden throne in all its glory, changes his appearance several times a year. The secret is that the monks disguise the statue.

When visiting the Grand Palace you need to know that religious services are still held here, and you need to follow certain rules: only long pants and skirts, only sleeves to the elbow and only closed shoes.

Next to the Grand Palace is another no less interesting place – the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)- one of the first stone buildings in Bangkok (entrance to the temple 100 baht). It is famous for the huge statue of the Buddha, 48 meters in length, which represents the image of the Buddha at the time of his transition to nirvana. Pearl ornaments covered the feet of the statue, conveying the individual features of the Buddha himself. The temple keeps a huge number of symbols dedicated to Buddhism, each of which deserves special attention: paintings, frescoes, statues.

After visiting the temple, you must stroll through the area to enjoy the magnificent view of the gardens with flowers and ponds with waterfalls. Is said that it was here that the art of Thai massage originated and there are still schools that teach this ancient art, which combines several techniques, such as acupressure, reflex and lymphatic drainage massages, as well as elements of yoga and stretching.

Therefore, I strongly recommend you visit a couple of Thai massage sessions in Wat Pho, where you will feel filled with energy and strength, and feeling unwell and poor moods will be removed.
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