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.

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In addition, the surrounding walls and the ceiling above the power house is well decorated Buddhist meticulous, color harmony with Buddha statues, creating a cozy atmosphere and dignified. When in power reclining Buddha, you remember dropping coins into a copper bowl placed around the power to pray for blessings. This bowl 108 108 represents the embodiment of Buddha.
While reclining Buddha is the main tourist attraction of the temple, but you also do not forget in this population there are more than 1,000 Buddha statues of distinguished.
Besides, it also is an ideal location for visitors can enjoy traditional Thai massage. Wat Pho is often known as the leader in massage school in Thailand, so you really will have great relaxing moments with skillful hands here. Since December 2012, entrance to Wat Pho is Bt100 and you can visit any time within from 8 am to 5 pm.
Entrance fee is 100 baht Wat Pho and free 1 bottle of mineral water cold
As to the Wat Pho you can also request English guides so they give you a lot of interesting information, with prices ranging from around 200 to 400 baht, depending on the number of people in the group and you can more or less solid returns the price or not. If not, you can walk around alone.Also, to show respect, all visitors must wear appropriate when entering the temple, wearing clothes is not revealing shoulders above the knee or shorter.
More information:

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).

Source: ivvu.com
Pictures: san san