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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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  • Wat Pho reclining statue of golden. Able to participate personally, will be held from 8 am morning lucydatton (like Thailand Yoga) class was fun.
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  • Very impressed with this attraction. Easy to find. Just turn up 100 b each including free water. Buddha just about fits in the temple so it’s a bit busy in there as not easy to get the view! Lots of p...  more »
  • A visit to this Temple is a must when one visits Bangkok. It is indeed a place where one finds peace of mind. One has to be appropriately clothed when visiting the temple. Guide is available in the Te...  more »
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  • We came here at around 9 am and it was perfect, entrance is only 100 baht and includes a free water. The grounds are pretty, but one really comes here to view the grand reclining Buddha. The most intricate carvings of the statue are the pillows and the feet. Come early.
  • The entrance fee is a 100 Baht exact change. They have the option to rent your own personal guide here for 300 Baht. Make sure to come early to avoid large crowds. Make sure to dress appropriately and cover up any Buddha tattoos you might have. The reclining Buddha is enormous! Theres a ton of beautiful smaller buddha statues all throughout the temple.
  • 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.
  • 100Baht entry fee comes with one bottle of chilled water. This place has a massage centre. It is located 15 mins walk from the Grand Palace. I prefer this temple over the Grand Palace as it is less crowded. Visit the reclining buddha. In there you can change a bowl of coins using 20baht. Coins are placed into bowls for monks.
  • 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.

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