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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. To visit Wat Pho on your holiday in Bangkok, and find out what else Bangkok has to offer, use our Bangkok vacation builder.
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  • When I went inside this temple, I was all these Buddha statues against the wall, all around the temple. All of them given as gifts from different locations...from royal people. This is WAY awesome, be...  more »
  • Beautiful temple with many many buddha statues. The highlight of the complex is the lying buddha, which is however just renovated.
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  • This Buddha is very impressive and worth to see. It had very many visitors what cost time and nerves.
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  • I enjoyed going there. I would visit again if I return to Bangkok. The ticket was 100 or 200 (don’t remember) baht. To me, it was nicer then the ground palace and the Emerald Buddha. Nice architecture and designs. Big grounds. You could walk around very slowly and spend a good 2 hours if you decide to enter temple, sit down and rest your mind. Also, you could increase the duration of your visit by doing a massage. The massage shop over there is impressive. I chose 30-minute foot massage and 30-minute Thai massage. It cost about 500 baht, but it was worth it.
  • First, its a beautiful attraction and grand in every sense of the title. But omg its ridiculously crowded. I went there on a weekday before 10am and it was already a zoo. The other tour groups were swarming this place like double coupon day at walmart. The queue to see the emerald buddah was worse than getting a photo with mickey mouse among 1,000 kids. The buildings at the corners are far less crowded and you can get some peace and quiet. But I think if you are not there when it opens you're going to be elbowing folks especially a certain group of rude tourists who has no care about lines and queues. The facility should really limit the number of people inside. Add heat and humidity on top of that and I'm surprise more fist fights don't break out.
  • Near the grand palace, this temple is a popular one out of all the temples in Bangkok. The day we went was very busy as it was the day after the King passed so there were lots and lots of people in the area. The temple is quite big so it can take some time to walk through everything. There is a small entry fee and it comes with a free bottle of water. Dress code is strictly enforced!
  • Truly an excellent and exceptional place to visit when you are in Bangkok.So famous for its giant reclining statue of holy Lord Buddha.Once you vist this holy temple.you will start to love it.
  • The 3rd biggest laying buddha in Thailand. Also there are lots of rows of standing buddha at the backyard buildings. Very big compound. About 15 mins walking distance from the grand palace or by tuk tuk about 50baht.