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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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