Wat Pho, Bangkok
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Tuc tuc driver tried to scam us by saying it was closed don't listen if they say that they are trying to take you to spend money elsewhere!! The temple is beautiful lots of different areas to see and ... read more »
Wat Po, is a Buddhist temple complex in the Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok .The giant reclining Buddha is so beautiful ,It’s an easy ten minute walk between here and the Grand Palace,
Wat Pho should be on your list of things to do in Bangkok. It's contained in a sprawling complex of pretty amazing buildings - the actual reclining Buddha is enormous - it's surprising how big it is -... read more »
This is a gigantic temple grounds. It's a relaxing place with a lot of open areas and nice places to sit. There's enough shade, so it's cool, even on a hot sunny day. It's a great place for photographs. The reclining Buddha is really cool. It's very big, and you have to walk out the building and then back in to see it all. They have a medical massage building and free water bottles, too.
If you only go to one temple, I would say, do this one. There is alot to see, and if you get the chance, defiantly go to Watpo Thai Traditional Massage School, in the grounds. We went in, and had a 30 min thai massage, and whilst it hurt a but, I literally felt AMAZING afterwards....
You can easily spend a few hours here exploring around. 100 THB entry which included a small bottle of chilled water. On a budget? Come after 5pm to wander some of the grounds for free if you enter via the South side. Great at dusk/sunset! You'll be able to enjoy the architecture, but can't go inside the buildings.
Incredibly impressive temple complex ! most impressive sights are the 4 towers and the reclining Buddha. within the complex, you can also get massages (30min) for 240 baht (6eur) from people who went to the famous massage university. but be aware, most people go for their massage when the temples are closing, so if you want to evade long waiting (40min or more), try to go before.
The entry to this temple is very minimal and they also offer one packet of water for the travelers who is coming in the scorching heat of sun. Before visiting to the reclining buddha we had played the gong. After that we visited the Reclining Buddha. The idol is huge. And a great example of Asiatic Architecture. If you are visiting Bangkok this is a must visit.
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