"WAT PHO" Wat Pho Tip by ancient_traveler

Wat Pho, Bangkok: 234 reviews and 502 photos

  Reclining Buddha
by ancient_traveler

WAT PHO (Reclining Buddha), is located behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. It's the largest temple in Bangkok and famed for its huge and majestic reclining Buddha measured 46 metres long and covered in gold leaf. The Buddha's feet are 3 metres long and exquisitely decorated in mother-of-pearl illustrations of auspicious 'laksanas' of the Buddha.

Wat Pho is also famous as Thailand's first university, and is center for traditional Thai masage - the rich, famous and powerful have all been known to come here. If you've never tried a traditional Thai massage, Wat Pho is a good place to start. It's quite different to most other forms of therapeutic massage and tends to be invigorating rather than relaxing, incorporating yoga style postures to relieve stress and improve blood circulation.

Address: 2 Sanamchai Road, Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, Bangkok 10200
Directions: Boat: Tha Tien boat pier
Aircon buses: no 6, 8 and 12 all stop close to Wat Pho
Ordinary buses : no 1, 25, 44, 47, 62 and 91 which stop on Maharat road, no 44, 47 and 91 all stop on Thaiwang road, on the north side of Wat Pho, south of Wat Phra Kaew.

Phone: +66 2 226 0335
Website: http://www.watpho.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 20, 2008
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