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Spotlight: Bangkok (กรุงเทพมหานคร)

Spotlight Since launching, we’ve seen Instagram spread from our headquarters in the Bay Area to every corner of the globe. In this series we’ll highlight top users from countries and cities with thriving Instagram communities.

In 2012, Bangkok, Thailand, proved to be one of Instagram’s most photographed cities. More photos were shared at Suvarnabhumi Airport than anywhere else in the world!

With such a vibrant Instagram community, how could we not do a Bangkok spotlight? To get a local’s perspective of Bangkok, be sure to follow these Instagrammers:

  • Athipan Wongsuebyut, graphic designer with a keen eye for patterns and close ups — @awnoom
  • Diawdd Pongsakorn, black and white photographer — @diawdd
  • @woody_chai, urban movement and architecture — @woody_chai
  • Zcongklod Bangyikhan, magazine editor-in-chief and cycling enthusiast — @zcongklod

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Bangkok’s Wat Pho: Temple of the Reclining Buddha

To see more photos of Wat Pho and the Reclining Buddha, visit the วัดพระเชตุพนวิมลมังคลารามฯ (Wat Pho) location page!

In Bangkok, Thailand, directly adjacent to the Grand Palace, sits Wat Pho (วัดโพธิ์), known popularly as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha.

The Reclining Buddha—measuring 160ft (43m) long and 49ft (15m) high—is the largest of the temple’s more than 1,000 Buddha images.

Prior to Wat Pho’s founding in 1788, the site was home to a center of education for medicine. To this day, the temple houses a Thai massage school and displays dozens of plaques inscribed with therapeutic diagrams and instructions.