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When you enter the large ground of Wat Pho you will witnessed more than a thousand buddha images in total, mostly are from the Ayuthaya and Sukhothai which are the former capitals of the country hundreds of years ago. The grounds are split in two by Chetuphon road. The northern section is generally the only one most people go to, and it includes a large bot (temple hall), enclosed by 394 bronze Buddha images. Outside the bot, there are 152 marble slabs depicting the second half of the epic Ramakian story. Btw, all of the facts here are the ones that I had read.

There are also a massive 91 others Chedis of varying sizes arounds the grounds, along with chapels, rock gardens, an array of different types of statues, inscriptions, belltowers and resident fortune tellers. The library is nearby too, decorated impressively with figures and pagodas made of porcelain, in much the same way as Wat Arun across the river.

The Wat Arun only a few walk where it's across the river.( Tha Tien Pier)

Address: Bangkok,Thailand
Directions: Entrance is 20B. It's open every day, opening hours are from 08.00am to 5.00pm, with a break from 12.00pm to 1.00pm. Guides can be hired at the entrance for 150B for one person, 200B for two, 300B for three, but they're not really needed.
Website: http://www.discoverthailand.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 11, 2003
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