Visit Wat Pho and the Reclining Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand

Posted on May 23, 2014 – 09:12 pm

You can not visit Bangkok without visiting temples and immerse themselves in Buddhist religious culture time travel. We invite you to learn more through this article is part of our itinerary in Thailand that you can find by clicking HERE .

We suggest you visit the Wat Pho and the Reclining Buddha, the famous sights of Bangkok, Thailand.

Wat Pho is one of the largest and oldest Buddhist temples in Bangkok. It is located east of the Chao Phraya River, immediately south of the Royal Palace. The emblem of the temple is the famous reclining Buddha. This statue depicts Buddha on his deathbed. It is 45 meters long and 15 meters high. His feet are inlaid with mother of pearl.

The temple is relatively small compared to the gigantic statue. It runs along the latter following a long corridor. The tour does not go quietly. We stopped by a continuous metallic noise. This is when the statue that explains everything we bypasses. You can buy for a few baht (local currency) a container filled with small coins which must then file one by one in many metal urns. It seems that it brings good luck!

Finally, note that, for fans of massage, Wat Pho is also the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. Since 1962, it hosts a famous massage school. Enjoy your visit and good relaxation!

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Source: www.onedayonetravel.com

Here's my response to another similar post...

2003-05-01 11:32:44 by jz

My experience in Thalaind was amazing. Spent a few days in Bangkok doing the following (2 days is plenty):
Went to Wat Pho to see the Reclying Buddah. There are so many Buddah's around, one or two is sufficent. Definately get a Thai massage at the massage school there. It's one of the most pleasurable painful experience I've ever had. As a matter of fact, feel free to get several!
...ing much to do there but hike, relax, snorkle, etc. Was a bit of a bear getting there (many Thai's didn't seem to know how to get there) but it's definately possible. I think we caught a ferry from somewhere on Kho Samui.
And since we were short on time, we took a last min. flight from Kho Samui back to Bangkok for maybe $80 US Dollars. Not a bad deal!
Enjoy. It's an amazing place.

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2003-04-29 14:15:39 by jz

I just trust them...always have used them for travel.
My experience in Thalaind was amazing. Spent a few days in Bangkok doing the following (2 days is plenty):
Went to Wat Pho to see the Reclying Buddah. There are so many Buddah's around, one or two is sufficent. Definately get a Thai massage at the massage school there. It's one of the most pleasurable painful experience I've ever ...thing much to do there but hike, relax, snorkle, etc. Was a bit of a bear getting there (many Thai's didn't seem to know how to get there) but it's defiately possible. I think we caught a ferry from somewhere on Kho Samui.
And since we were short on time, we took a last min. flight from Kho Samui back to Bangkok for maybe $80 US Dollars. Not a bad deal!
Enjoy. It's an amazing place.

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