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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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  • October 5, 2017
    Temple of the reclining Buddha-Wat Pho Bangkok complex is the oldest temple in Bangkok, composed of several buildings with their pointy roofs, characteristic of Thai architecture, is near the Grand Palace. It is also the temple with more statues of Buddha, are more than 1000 statues scattered through the gardens. But really impressive is the figure of the reclining Buddha, with 46 metres long and 15 metres high, made with gold leaf, which occupies almost the whole Hall, making it almost a challenge to get a good angle to get a complete picture of the statue. For being the birthplace of the first school of massage and traditional medicine, and still function as a training center of this known technique, this is a good place to try a real Thai massage, for a much smaller cost than is typically charged.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Lovely to wander the grounds and check out the different temples. Not terribly crowded in October. Reasonable entry fee which comes with a ticket for a water bottle. There are also toilets with attend...  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    To reach the Temple we took a boat ride , it was followed after visit to Wat Arun . Wat Pho had huge entrance to big compound . Entrance to compound was free , but to visit the temple we had to buy ti...  more »
  • August 30, 2017
    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.
  • August 17, 2017
    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.
  • June 2, 2017
    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.
  • August 10, 2017
    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.
  • March 14, 2017
    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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