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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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  • Went as part of tour group. Good visit. Booked through agency, picked up from hotel. Guides English reasonable.  more »
  • One of the more charming and large temples in central Bangkok. Recumbent Buddha known from thousands of photographs is not to describe a giant, further parts of the complexes are an opportunity to niespiesznego walk among typical Thai architecture.
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  • i cannot speak highly enough of this massive temple. there's is so much to see, even struggling through the heat. it's colourful and surprisingly not too busy. the reclining buddha is breathtakingly i...  more »
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  • Truly incredible. An absolute must-see if you're in Bangkok. It's probably worth taking a tour for proper information on what you're looking at, I would've been pretty lost otherwise. To be honest I'm not sure what the admission was but the cultural learning experience was enough for a 5 star rating, as were the breathtaking structures. I was fortunate enough to go during a full moon so there was some extra action. Got some awesome audio of monks chanting. Wear easily removable shoes. Free bottle of water with admission!
  • Beautiful temple for stunning photos. Wear comfortable shoes as you will walk a lot. Make sure that you visit in the morning when not so hot. There is a great variety of street food outside. I found it very useful to have a knowledgeable guide to explain the significance of small things that a foreigner would usually miss.
  • Absolutely the best experience, 100 bath and I got free water, FREE AMAZING LUNCH (with seconds, and thirds!) free flavoured beverages, magnificent Thai art, craftsmanship, beauty. THE BEST! Don't waste hours among crowds and expensive fee at grand palace, you can not even get in there.
  • Also called the temple of the reclining Buddha. You will be amazed of the place. Actually, it is a complex with several structures. Apart from the huge reclining Buddha statue, there are also collections of Buddha statues cosidered as the largest collection in Thailand, including the golden Buddha statue in the ordination hall. A traditional Thai massage school is also located inside the complex. The architecture and design are magnificent. Hence, thousands of tourists flock to this temple complex every year.
  • Loved it - even in the heat. Must do on your first visit to Bangkok. Lots of walking and taking off your shoes so take that into consideration. Also most important - ladies MUST have long pants no shorts. If you forget you can purchase some cheep ones for 100 thb. For some reason men don't require long pants like at the palace.

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