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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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  • Second visit to wat pho and still enjoyed it thoroughly as a little centre of calm in bustling Bangkok Only 100 baht entry, which includes a free bottle of water. You need shoulders and knees covered ...  more »
  • The origin of Thai massage was here, the temple is beautiful with very intricate details and colours Very peaceful and quite place The 46 meters statue is a marvel in itself Just come and get immersed...  more »
  • We went to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha after visiting The Grand Palace. It's much calmer and there are less people. The Buddha itself is huge and impressive, but the most memorable part of the ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Nice place with 1000s of Buddhas of all shapes and sizes. Be prepared to walk long distances. Wear comfortable shoes and that which you can take off easily at the temple footstep. There are more than 1
  • 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.
  • This temple is better than the all others in Bangkok. The reclining Buddha tends to be the most crowded but still worth seeing. The temple is very large with several shrines, and plenty to learn. It can be a bit crowded but far the size of the temple helps with that a great deal. If you are patient you can often get a picture with little to no one in your way A must see I'm Bangkok.
  • Another breath-taking temple. Go in and enjoy the statue of the reclining Buddha in all its glory. But also have a look at the rest of the smaller temples around the main one. If you're really up for it, go for a traditional massage from one of the monks studying there.