Silver Pagoda was named for the fact that the floor of the temple is covered with silver plates, the total mass of more than 5 tons. But the Asian love of luxury does not end there. On a small elevation gilded Buddha statue is made of crystal Baccarat. In the same church there is another value - a gilded Buddha statue the size of a person weighing 90 kg. This statue is decorated with 2086 diamonds, the largest of which - 25 carat.
In addition to these relics are in the Silver Pagoda and many others, many of which are of great historical value. Visiting pagodas and temples, as well as areas hosting the image of the Buddha:
- Do not forget to take off your shoes.
- Enter the temples and pagodas in the area closed and only in clothes.
Access pagoda and the temple is possible only in befitting clothes, which means - the legs and arms must be covered. In principle, T-shirts for the top will be enough to wear shorts but we strongly recommend it. In some temples at the entrance handing dimensionless lace skirt to be able to cover his feet, but everywhere rely on is not worth it.
- Do not take pictures against the background of the statues and images of the Buddha.
Do not forget that is the sacred image of the Buddha, which means that it is not necessary to be photographed against the background of the images and statues of Buddha, so it is not necessary to climb on them and leave any commemorative inscription.
- Do not turn your feet towards Buddha.
If you decide to attend a ceremony or just relax in the shade of the temple in the midday heat, you should remember that you can not turn the foot in the direction of the image of Buddha. The most popular position for sitting in a Buddhist temple - on the floor tucked under her legs, feet thus are behind.
- Do not touch the monks.
Monks can not touch a woman, just to the monks themselves strictly forbidden to touch anyone. If you want to pass something to a monk, you should put it in front of him, pointing gesture that you want him to accept it. Finally, I would like to mention that many pagodas and temples in Thailand do not receive any subsidies from the state and only live on donations made by parishioners and visitors, and therefore, does not shun donations.
- Open: Mon - Sun 7:30 am - 11:00 am 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Location: Streets 240/184, Samdech Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh
- Admission: 3 $