Visitors to Wat Pho, one of Bangkok's most popular tourist attractions and home to an impressive, 43 metre-long reclining Buddha statue, have been enjoying something of a treat recently, even though they might not be aware of it.
The temple is in the process of extensive renovation, much of which has been completed. The temple is looking especially beautiful at the moment, every mosaic tile has been polished or replaced, every roof tile newly fitted.
In a secluded cloister, a short distance from the main temple, are a series of wonderful Buddha statues, each of which is very different from the next. This small cloister is among my favourite locations in the city and provides a relatively shady and peaceful spot to escape the heat of the city. Photographing the statues can quickly become a meditative exercise.