These intricate chedis at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand are stunning in design and size! Lottie passes by Wat Pho in I'M WITH ANXIOUS, but does not get a chance to go in and explore. Maybe in another book? :)
excerpt from I'M WITH ANXIOUS by Suzanne Brown
She laughs. “Wat Po is how you pronounce it. It’s a temple that houses many chedis and a big, reclining Buddha that’s over 45 meters long.”
I try to think of that in American terms. Forty-five meters is almost 150 feet, or about half a football field. That’s one big Buddha.
“What’s a chedi?”
Rinzen doesn’t seem to mind all my questions. “A chedi is a memorial built to house the ashes of a loved one or a revered person. Usually it’s a bell-shaped tower more than ten stories high, topped with a finial, and ornately covered in mosaic and flower-shaped tiles. They’re really very pretty.”
© Smiling Pig Publishing