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Wat Pho, Bangkok

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Must see · Religious Site · Landmark
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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  • Wat Phra Chetuphon aka Wat Pho. It’s famous for the giant Reclining Buddha and architecture style that quite different from other temples. A strict dress code applies - Sleeveless shirts, torn...  more »
  • The Wat Pho complex responded to the Covid crisis by banning entry to all foreigners. This was despite there being any evidence that non-Thais presented a greater risk than Thais.  more »
  • The giant Buddha is the main attraction here and is such a fantastic sight. If you angle it correctly you can get a shot of the whole Buddha. It does get very crowded but on the whole not too bad...  more »
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  • Definitely a must see when in Bangkok. Cheaper and more pleasant than the grand palace nearby. Even though you bed to be decent dressed the Thais take ready and you can borrow skirts to wear when in the temple area. At present the Reclining Buddha is no longer undergoing repair and is fully visible (as opposed to my earlier visits in 1995 and 2001
  • We visited Wat Pho in the evening. The place is beautiful. We were able to view its beauty both during daylight and night. The temple makes you feel at peace and that everything else can stop for a while as you pray. The architecture is splendid. The beautiful architecture just leaves you awestruck. When the night falls and there are lights around, the beautiful work on the outer walls of the temple reflects the light and it feels like you are in middle of thousand twinkling stars.
  • I will recommend this place for numerous reasons. The most important reason is it's massage service. If anyone wants a serious massage then please visit this place. It's a school for massage learning students & they give the training for massage, also they give you the best massage. If you have serious back problem or anything related to that, they will solve it with in an hour. It's a Temple. A historical place. Must visit it
  • Great place to see and experience! A definite must for any tourist. It's a very large area and will take a while to walk around and see everything so make sure you have comfortable shoes, sun protection and water! Highly recommend. It's beautiful, spiritual and very interesting.
  • Beautiful place!!! One of the best temples in central Bangkok in my opinion. Obviously the large Buddha statue is absolutely amazing but there are many smaller shrines around with incredible statues as well. The architecture and design of the whole area is so beautiful. Stunning gardens with statues everywhere. You get a free water with your entry ticket which is perfect if you forgot to bring water (like me). Spend at least 1-2 hours here. Take your time and be respectful. I recommend to come early evening you can watch the sunset

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