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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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  • The temple itself is beautiful as many temples are but the reclining Buddha itself is worth the visit , I was just amazed at the scale and the artistry involved  more »
  • Temple of the reclining Buddha or Wat Pho is a must visit. If you dont have much time in bangkok then I suggest to you to visit this temple plus Wat Arun and skip the others. The entrance fee is 100Ba...  more »
  • It is the temples you can visit the large reclining Buddha lying down. Difficult, but it is good to allow photography in the Hall in the Photo column are ready, hard to see. From just watching Buddha reclining Buddha back to photo and wait for the column will be noted "don't". There are buildings besides the reclining Buddha Temple, Tower, interesting things. You can get a massage.
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  • We came here at around 9 am and it was perfect, entrance is only 100 baht and includes a free water. The grounds are pretty, but one really comes here to view the grand reclining Buddha. The most intricate carvings of the statue are the pillows and the feet. Come early.
  • The entrance fee is a 100 Baht exact change. They have the option to rent your own personal guide here for 300 Baht. Make sure to come early to avoid large crowds. Make sure to dress appropriately and cover up any Buddha tattoos you might have. The reclining Buddha is enormous! Theres a ton of beautiful smaller buddha statues all throughout the temple.
  • To start my half day afternoon Bangkok tour, after visiting Wat Traimit, Wat Pho was next. One of the largest that houses the largest collection of Buddha images, including the famed giant reclining Buddha. Also, more than 1000 Buddha images in total. Stunning. Walked around to view the other sections as well, but the reclining Buddha was the most intriguing. Due to the big crowd turnout, I had to push my way through whole around this whole long golden Buddha.
  • 100Baht entry fee comes with one bottle of chilled water. This place has a massage centre. It is located 15 mins walk from the Grand Palace. I prefer this temple over the Grand Palace as it is less crowded. Visit the reclining buddha. In there you can change a bowl of coins using 20baht. Coins are placed into bowls for monks.
  • Beautiful temple complex which is reflected in the number of tourists walking around so better to come early to avoid a crowd. Also be sure to dress appropriately and cover up any Buddha tattoos you might have. It has several smaller and bigger buildings of which the reclining Buddha is the most prominent. The wood carvings and ornaments are quite elaborate and a lot of gold is used. The entrance fee is a 100 Baht exact change. It is possible to rent your own personal guide here for 300 Baht.

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