US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a short visit to Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok today as he began his three-day tour of Southeast Asia.
Obama and Clinton joked with a monk at the temple as they visited its famous Reclining Buddha statue.
This marks the President's first trip abroad since his re-election.
After Thailand, Obama will embark on a historic trip to Burma - known by the regime as Myanmar - as the first sitting US President to visit.
US President Barack Obama has spent the day in Thailand at the start of a three-day tour of Southeast Asia.
Barack Obama is touring Southeast Asia to showcase foreign policy achievement and reinforce the U.S. role as a counterweight to China.