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Wat Pho, Bangkok

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Visit Wat Pho, one of the six main Buddhist temples in Thailand. Admire the 46 m (151 ft) long Buddha statue and its memorable pose, and explore the wide range of temple buildings displaying rich and intricate religious designs and a history dating back to the 16th century. Vital to the spiritual and architectural heritage of the city and the country at large, the site houses the largest collection of Buddha depictions in Thailand. Said to be the first public university in the nation, the temple also has an illustrious educational history and still runs courses on traditional Thai massage and medicine. Make your Bangkok itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Great place to visit. Go early to avoid crowds. There is a lot to see around the place, especially the Royal Palace with all the temples each king added.  more »
  • The construction of the temple is beautiful and the inside is completely filled with the 46-metre Buddha. Very crowded and it's hard to enjoy with calm.
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  • Amazing views, great picture opportunities but loads of tourists. Make sure to bring long clothes to cover up in- covering shoulders and anything above the knee. If you don’t though, there are places ...  more »
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  • My favourite sight in Bangkok. Heaps better than the Royal Palace. There are still many people, but more like a regular tourist sight and completely overcrowded. The main Buddha statue is incredible, everyone should have seen it when in Bangkok. I also enjoyed the main temple which is not too loud despite the many visitors. I did the guided tour which was very nice. The guide spoke decent English and showed me the main spots within the huge area. And with only 300Bath it's not too pricey. In addition, they offer a massage service which was quite busy when I was there ans a fortune teller which is expensive with 600Bath but fun if you are into those kind of things.
  • Historic and beautiful temple complex. Visit in the afternoon and catch the sun setting between the buildings - utter bliss. It's also a little quieter around this time. There are free robes to borrow if you need to cover up, just at the entrance to the reclining Buddha (after you have paid at the entrance). They are bright green but it saves you having to buy something from the stalls outside. Entry is 100 baht per person, which includes a free bottle of water. It's very easy to wander around and explore the different areas - less hectic than the Grand Palace and with lots to offer. Toilets are ok (no loo roll) and free.
  • It was breathtaking complex for me! I don't have more words only some information. The statue is 15 meters high, 46 meters long and is one of the largest Buddha statue in Thailand. The image of the reclining Buddha represents the entrace of the Buddha into Nirvana and the end of all reincarnations.
  • A great temple. Everything is organized well. The entry fee is 100 bahts only which includes a free bottle of water. Women need to be dressed properly. The statues are just amazing. There is some sense of peace in this place. Didn't try the message but I hear it's real good. The souvinier shop is just basic and you get most of the stuff outside. Since you need to remove your shoes frequently, would suggest you wear something comfortable to come on and off.
  • I grew up around this temple since I was young. The temple are very old and have lots of historical stories e.g. It is the first school for traditional Thai massage. The temple are well managed and maintained in a very good condition. One of the MUST visit temple in Bangkok.
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