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There are many places to visit in Bangkok with many Bangkok tourist places. Among these there is Temple of Reclining Buddha or as they call Wat Pho. A...

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There are many places to visit in Bangkok with many Bangkok tourist places. Among these there is Temple of Reclining Buddha or as they call Wat Pho. As a Bangkok tourist, you must visit this place which is best when it comes to Bangkok Sightseeing.

Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), or Wat Phra Chetuphon, is right behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha – it’s a must-see for any first-time visitor to Bangkok. As one of the largest temple complexes in the city, it’s famed for its giant reclining Buddha that is 46 metres long, covered in gold leaf.

It’s an easy 10-minute walk between here and the Grand Palace, and we recommend coming to Wat Pho second because even though the golden Buddha here is just as popular, many people don’t take the time to wander around the rest of the complex, making for a more relaxing experience. Wat Pho is also a great place to get a traditional Thai massage. It’s often considered the leading school of massage in Thailand, so you really are in good hands here.

The Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
The highlight for most people visiting Wat Pho is the Reclining Buddha. The figures here are impressive: 15 metres tall, 46 metres long, so large that it feels like it’s been squeezed into the building. The Buddha's feet are 5 metres long and exquisitely decorated in mother-of-pearl illustrations of auspicious laksanas (characteristics) of the Buddha. The number 108 is significant, referring to the 108 positive actions and symbols that helped lead Buddha to perfection.

You’ll need to take your shoes off to enter, and if you’d like a little good luck, we recommend purchasing a bowl of coins at the entrance of the hall which you can drop in the 108 bronze bowls which line the length of the walls. Dropping the small pennies in makes a nice ringing sound and even if your wishes don’t come true, the money goes towards helping the monks renovate and preserve Wat Pho. As this is a revered image, all visitors must wear appropriate clothing – no exposed shoulders or skin above the knee.

Location: Maharat Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Open: Daily from 8.30am to 6.30pm (massage available until 6pm)

Phone: +66 (0)2 226 0335

Geo-Location: https://goo.gl/maps/N792BjSDVmAk2FF17

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