Thai Buddha Statues

Although the historical Buddha Sakyamuni was initially represented by a symbol, such as a footprint (Phra Phutthabat), Dharma wheel, or Bodhi tree, he was later depicted as a man sitting, standing, reclining or walking. Buddha statues are a reminder to be mindful.

Many of Thailand's most famous Buddha statues are in the capital, Bangkok. The Wat Pho Reclining Buddha is one of the kingdom's largest, the Wat Bowonniwet Reclining Buddha is the most beautiful of its type, and the Wat Phra Kaew Emerald Buddha is the most sacred.

Emerald Buddha (Phra Kaew Morakot) statue

Emerald Buddha (Phra Kaew Morakot).

Phra Phuttha Chinnarat Buddha statue

Phra Buddha Chinnarat.

Phra Saiya Reclining Buddha statue

Phra Saiya reclining Buddha.

Green sandstone Dvaravati Buddha statue

Green sandstone Dvaravati-era Buddha.

Wat Pho reclining buddha Bangkok

Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho.

Wat Intharawihan Bangkok Luang Por To Buddha

Wat Intharawihan Luang Phor Toh standing Buddha.