Wat Pho – extremely popular temple in Bangkok, will be the ideal place for your feet away and the eyes are always looking for new things.
Wat Pho is one of the top scenic spots in Bangkok for both Thais and tourists. The temple is famous for its huge reclining Buddha statue and number more than any temple, other temples throughout the territory of Thailand.
The official name of the temple is Wat Phra Chetuphon Rajwaramahaviharn Vimolmangklararm. The name referred to in Thai Wat Pho Wat Phodharam comes from – the name of a monastery was lost in the Ayutthaya period. King Rama I, the Chakri has to rebuild the temple during nearly 8 years. King Rama III continued to work for 16 years, expanding campus and King Rama IV was put to the temple the present name.
The entire campus of Wat Pho up to 80,000 m2 wide, so you’ll take more time exploring new full corner where.
Wat Pho is famous for the number of Buddha statues more than any temple, other temples in the whole territory of Thailand.
Originally a royal temple of Wat Pho so there are many sacred Buddhist statues and precious, and many unique structures. In particular, the unique and the most famous is the reclining Buddha is monumental. This reclining Buddha to 46m in length, 15m in height, was cast in plaster, tiles covering the inner part, the outside is covered with gold leaf, and lay on a gilded pedestal is also bright, around carved, elaborately decorated, crisp.
Wat Pho is located at 2 Sanamchai road, near the Grand Palace.
Opening hours: 08:00-17:00.
Price: 100 baht.
The bus goes through here: the bus numbers 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 25, 32, 43, 44, 47, 48, 51, 53, 82, 103 (the car had air conditioning: 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 44).
Visitors can also come to Wat Pho by waterway (Chao phraya Express).
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