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Wat Pho

(วัดพระเชตุพนวิมลมังคลารามฯ (Wat Pho))
Buddhist Temple
พระบรมมหาราชวัง, พระนคร
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  • Frances J.
    "You can get an excellent Thai massage at the massage school here."(12 Tips)
    Maggie H.
    "Wonderful massage in traditional massage school!!!"(4 Tips)
    Kenny V.
    "A lot less crowded than the Grand Palace but with giant Buddha."(5 Tips)
    Thannawatt
    "traditional Thai massage.Wat Pho"(12 Tips)
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  • The White House
    The White HouseNovember 20, 2012
    During his visit to Bangkok, President Obama and Secretary Clinton viewed the Vihan of the Reclining Buddha while touring the Wat Pho Royal Monastery. Read more
    Upvoted Oct 25
  • Jesse J.
    Jesse JohnstonApril 9, 2015
    Easily the most interesting and one of the largest temples in Bangkok. I highly recommend you visit soon after opening to avoid the crowds, and dress appropriately (no exposed knees or shoulders).
  • Moocu
    MoocuJuly 15, 2012
    Wat Pho is a temple of king#1 of Rattanakosin. There're important pagodas of king#1-4 of Rattanokosin. Architecture style is mixed between Thai&Chinese. There's also the big reclining buddha here.
  • Kris A.
    Kris AdriantoSeptember 26, 2014
    admission fee is 100B. Don't lose your ticket, you can get free cold drink water by showing your ticket inside. You have to dress properly to go inside the building of the reclining Buddha
  • Dale D.
    Beautiful place. Get there when it opens at 8 am to see it in the early morning light. Go to ordination hall (Phra Ubhosot) as well as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
  • Harry
    HarryJune 25
    Reclining Budha statue is huge and very beautiful. It is open 8:30am to 6:30pm every day. Tuktuk guys cheat people by taking to back gate and say it's closed until 1:30pm. Don't trust them.
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra W.FDecember 10, 2015
    Must see in Bangkok great place. If you are not dressed propperly you can borrow scarfs inside. Save more time there, explore the whole location and go in the afternoon past 3.pm you will enjoy more
  • Simple Discoveries
    Show up after the temple has closed, around dusk/sunset and enter by the South gate off Chetuphon Rd. The guards will let you in to wander & you'll have the place to yourself to take photos.
  • Andrea W.
    Andrea WeRockTourMarch 1, 2015
    You must to see this temple in Bkk, wifi is free. Don't wast your time to pay an expensive price to get a Thai Massage at the school. In Bkk you usual find this massage for a reasonable price.
  • Bank Thanabut
    Bank ThanabutSeptember 26, 2015
    beautiful and calm temple. there are small garden in each angle. The one with monkey sculpture is the place nearby temple where ancestors' ashes is kept
  • Thannawatt
    ThannawattDecember 10, 2011
    Wat Pho is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.Wat Pho is the largest and oldest wat in Bangkok and is home to more than 1,000 Buddha images, more than any other temple in the country.
  • Chaery
    ChaeryMarch 24
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not miss Thai Yoga class!! It is free and everyone can enjoy the class from 8 am to 8.30 in front of the Watpo massage center!
  • Harika B.
    Harika BiliciDecember 28, 2014
    Get in and walk around once more if you want to be in the moment and enjoy the beauty and magnificence of this piece of art. First time is just for being enchanted and taking pictures!
  • Robert P.
    Robert P.March 20, 2013
    There are 108 bronze bowls in the corridor indicating the 108 auspicious characters of Buddha. People drop coins in these bowls as it is believed to bring good fortune
  • Shangri-La Bangkok
    Shangri-La BangkokMarch 5, 2012
    Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha was built in the reign of King Phetracha during the Ayutthaya Kingdom and is one of the oldest and largest Buddhist temples in Thailand.
  • Marcel B.
    Marcel BAugust 23
    Compared to the near Grand Palace area, this is like heaven on Eaeth. Calm, relaxed, easier on the rules, not that crowded, and much better orgainzed. If you have to pick, pick this one!
  • Just J.
    Just JourneysMarch 26, 2015
    A temple where you can enjoy without hurry or crowd, as you can walk peacefully at your own time. A little bit of crowd in front of the Reclining Buddha. Admission fee: 100THB.
  • kamae c.
    kamae chiJune 9, 2014
    The most beautiful reclining buddha in Thailand, you can learn Ancient Thai massage here.! You will see Chedies of King Rama 1-4, 99 stupas around the temple and Chinese statues at doors
  • ThaiTourismGuide
    ThaiTourismGuideOctober 19, 2014
    Bangkok City and Temple TourVisit to Wat Traimitr Temple of the Golden Buddha this is the world’s largest solid gold Buddha, cast about nine centuries ago. Wat Pho Wat Benchamabophit Read more
  • Emma C.
    Emma ClarkMay 18, 2013
    my fav place I visited, so much to see, food stalls inside, massage college inside also offering free 30 min massages, heaven! Dress appropriately for the reclining buddha!
  • Reyan L.
    Reyan LiApril 7, 2015
    Big Buddha and nice garden. Be careful with the taxi drivers outside. They cheated us that the temple is closed and tried to direct us to flea market with a ride.
  • Rohini J.
    Rohini JalanDecember 22, 2012
    Must do if you're in Bangkok. The architecture is spectacular. Be prepared to be fleeced by the cabbies since there is no MRT or BTS stop nearby. Do not take a tuk-tuk!
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KendallApril 20, 2013
    Be sure to have someone show you how to use the tubes of divination sticks for good luck and cultural bliss. Do not pass up this reclining Buddha, he's truly breathe taking.
  • Kimberley C.
    Kimberley CDecember 28, 2014
    Not sure if they offer maps but it was difficult to navigate through all the temples inside the complex. There was a time I was going in circles. Reclining Buddha was amazing
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroDecember 22, 2012
    If you there is one temple to see besides the Grand Palace, Wat Pho is the one to go to. If the POTUS came here during his visit to Bangkok, that's gotta be a good sign!
  • Alex P.
    Alex P.November 30, 2014
    Entrance fee 10baht. Apart from the famous reclining Buddha there are plenty of things to see inside this wat!
  • Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok
    One of Bangkok's largest and oldest temple, famous for the reclining Buddha. Check out the massage school, traditional Thai massage was born here.
  • Shayan N.
    Massive temple complex. Houses the largest reclining Buddha image. Ticket price is 100b for foreigners
  • National Geographic Traveller (UK)
    Queue up for a pummelling at Wat Pho (www.watpho.com), set in the temple complex housing the reclining Buddha. Hard to beat at 400 baht (£8) an hour. Read more
  • tigz d.
    tigz de palma6 days ago
    definitely worth a visit. be prepared for tons of tourist and taking your shoes off before you walk in.
  • A
    AJanuary 11
    Recommend going towards the end of the day. When the sun is setting, that's when the temple is at its best.
  • Tuộc B.
    Tuộc BạchMarch 22, 2015
    Peaceful place. Amazing ancient architecture. 100baht/ticket and you'll get a bottle of water for free.
  • Phat B.
    Phat BuoySeptember 26, 2014
    At 160 foot long, this is the largest Buddha in the whole of Thailand - it's bloody massive and definitely worth visiting.
  • InterContinental Bangkok
    InterContinental BangkokNovember 2, 2011
    One of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok, it was built by King Rama 1,200 years ago as a site for public education. Courses in traditional Thai massage are conducted here.
  • 4sq Thailand
    4sq ThailandAugust 8, 2011
    Wat Pho, which features the largest reclining Buddha image in Thailand, and the Chedi of the kings, is Bangkok's oldest and largest temple.
  • Pattama R.
    Pattama R.BumrungApril 18, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Only a few know that there's a fortune teller in this temple, which you may find at the souvenir shop around the Reclining Buddha temple area
  • D Y.
    D YMay 22
    The dresscode is not so strict as in the Grand Palace. It's really beautiful and must visit when you are in Bangkok!
  • JK
    JKMarch 26, 2015
    Take off your shoe when you enter the temple. Put the shoe in the bag and carry it with you
  • Lub d
    Lub dAugust 10, 2011
    The most beautiful Reclining Buddha in Thailand. It's also known as the oldest university plus real Thai massage school. Shouldn't miss.
  • Murat C.
    Murat CcJune 17, 2013
    Dont believe civil thai person that wears blue skirt. They could say it s prayer time and closed , they want you to go canal tour with tuk-tuk
  • Bram V.
    Bram Van den BosscheDecember 25, 2012
    The entrance fee is now 100 baht, whereas before it was 50. However, you get a complementary bottle of cool drinking water now.
  • Alex V.
    Alex VereinMarch 14, 2015
    The temple is opened in the evening, the views are amazing and the place is not crowded at all.
  • Stephen J.
    A lot of tourists, different things to see, interesting wall sculptures. Bring umbrella and hats- it's going to be hot!
  • Frances J.
    Frances JamesDecember 24, 2015
    You can get an excellent Thai massage at the massage school here. Super cheap too!
  • Arni A.
    Arni AustriaSeptember 27, 2011
    The last time I've been here, around year 2000-2001, they're reconstructing the place. Very cozy but elegant and fascinating.
  • maique m.
    maique madeiraFebruary 22, 2015
    Reclining Buddha, and don't forget a massage at the school. Well worth a visit.
  • Princes P.
    Princes PaleroNovember 20, 2014
    Reclining buddha. You can buy coins for 20baht only for making wishes.
  • HaeAn S.
    HaeAn SungJanuary 1, 2015
    Must visit for Reclining Buddha. Open till 6pm.
  • Tarafuki 🦄 T.
    Tarafuki 🦄 TetyanaNovember 2, 2013
    Must try - Thai massage inside of this temple;) Reclining Buddha is "must see" as well;))
  • Kenny V.
    Kenny VermeulenNovember 8, 2014
    A lot less crowded than the Grand Palace but with giant Buddha. Must visit.
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