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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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  • Very busy here. But worth a visit if you never been to see temple. Once you seen one temple you seen them all in my opinion. But still a good trip. 
    Very busy here. But worth a visit if you never been to see temple. Once you seen one temple you seen them all in my opinion. But still a good trip.  more »
  • This temple complex, near the river, contains numerous buddha statues in various reposes. There is the Holy Buddha (sitting on jeweled pillows); There is one more seated buddha (Phra Buddha Deva... 
    This temple complex, near the river, contains numerous buddha statues in various reposes. There is the Holy Buddha (sitting on jeweled pillows); There is one more seated buddha (Phra Buddha Deva...  more »
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  • The highlight of this temple is the giant golden 150 feet long reclining Buddha. The surroundings of the temple have a few pagodas and Wat Pho is just within walking distance (approximately a 10-minute walk) from the Grand Palace. Wat Pho is now a center for traditional massage and medicine but was the first public university in Thailand to focus on religion and literature back then. Other than the reclining Buddha and pagodas, there is nothing much to explore in this temple. It is advisable for visitors to strictly follow the dress code for any temple in Thailand including Wat Pho. Women must wear skirts or pants extending at least to the knee and strictly not wear a top that reveals bare shoulders.
  • A wonderful temple. Thailand's cultural heritage is as always fascinating and awe-inspiring. The territory of the temple is quite large, it will probably take about one and a half hours to appreciate all the sights. I liked the mosaic structures in the courtyard of the temple and the interior painting of the temples and the variety of statues the most. Well, of course, the statue of the reclining Buddha looks very cool, as well as the painting on his feet. The entrance ticket costs 200 baht, also with the entrance ticket you can get a free bottle of water from the machine.

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