Wat Pho in Bangkok

Wat Pho

The Temple of the Reclining Buddha

The Temple of the Reclining Buddha is one of the most beautiful largest and oldest religious sites in Bangkok. It is a 1st class royal temple and its history dates back to the 17th century. The lying Buddha is 45 meter long and without question the main attraction of the temple. The statue is made of stone and plaster inside and was covered with millions of sheets of gold leaf specially for King Bhumibol’s 60th birthday. Many people not know that this place is also very famous for his School for traditional Thai Massage. It’s often considered the leading school of massage in Thailand. It’s just a 10-minute walk between here and the Grand Palace and possible to visit both in one day.

The highlight is the Reclining Buddha

The highlight is the Reclining Buddha. The figures here are amazing; 15 m tall and 45 m long. Buddha’s feet is 5 m long and exquisitely decorated in mother-of-pearl illustrations of auspicious characteristics of the Buddha. The number 108 is significant, referring to the 108 positive actions and symbols that helped lead Buddha to perfection.

Wat Pho Temple
2 Sanam Chai Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang,
Khet Phra Nakhon
Bangkok 10200

Daily open from 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Entry fee per person 100 THB

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