Cats of Wat Pho


A wat is a Buddhist temple. You may have heard of the famous Cambodian Angkor Wat. Wat Pho is known in Bangkok for housing the reclining Buddha–one of the largest Buddhas in the world. A tranquil temple seemed like a reasonable place to find a lot of tranquil cats.

The cats below were sitting at a vendor outside the temple. We were completely charmed.

Doesn’t everyone need an ear cleaning once in a while?

The next cat was probably the friendliest feline in the wat.

Where is the cleverest home for a cat? Underneath a food vendor, of course.



Filed under Animals, Thailand

8 responses to “Cats of Wat Pho

  1. Ooooo…. so many gorgeous cats. I’m so glad you’re blogging still about your amazing adventures. Doesn’t the second cat look just like Indie? I told him you said hi, by the way. Looks like you guys are having a great time. Send E a big hug from us and one for you, too!

  2. Lovely cats! I am wondering is wat pronounced like cat?

    Hi Jean Ann! Wat is pronounced liked ‘what’ but the “aah” sound in the middle is emphasized.

  3. Dave

    Nice photos. I’ve seen those cats. lol

  4. It reminds me of Recoleta Cemetery – cats at every turn! Thanks for the adorable photos.

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  6. I love the cat photos. I just found out that you are in Asia! Exciting! As always love your photos.

    Thanks Sara!

  7. what a great post!!!
    the cats are so cute! i’m glad you visit places with internet access!

  8. kitties! Love the ear cleaning one, so sweet! and the pics are great. I wish you were going to still be there in about 10 months when I hope to make a trip. A girl can dream (of wireless and delicious vegetarian delights crafted by your hand!).

    Hope you are well, keep posting!

    Thanks. No shortage of kitties here. You missed a good stir fry tonight! 🙂

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