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Visit Wat Pho (Bangkok)

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Wat Pho Reclining Buddha
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Thai name : วัดโพธิ์
My opinion:
Be careful of tuk-tuk drivers telling you the Grand Palace or Wat Phra Kaew are closed and try to take you visit other places. Most of the time they are lying and trying to lure you into jewlerry shops where they get commissions and gems are often fake. This one of Bangkok's classical scams.

The temple of Wat Po is best known for its huge reclining Buddha (Buddha Reclyning to be exact) golden. But he also has a world with its massage school of international repute. You can also get a massage but you attention, demand is high and you might expect. It is also possible for foreigners to take courses in traditional massage thaï.C is one of the most pleasant temples of Bangkok, especially at dusk when it is still available but very few attended. It emerges when a soothing tranquility. At 17h, the monks come to recite their prayers in the main building of the temple. An experience knowing remain discreet.

Some tours going Wat Pho

Bangkok: 3 must visit Temples and Market Walking Tour
By GetYourGuide

Bangkok: 3 must visit Temples and Market Walking Tour

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical heritage of Bangkok by visiting the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple, Reclining Buddha Temple, local markets, and Wat Arun. Trip with a local tour guide.

Half-Day Grand Palace, Wat Pho & Wat Arun Tour
By TakeMeTour

Half-Day Grand Palace, Wat Pho & Wat Arun Tour

Offered in Englishenglish guide
See Bangkok's top temples in half day with our private tour to Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). Our Local Experts will show you beyond the iconic structures of these temples.

Visit 6 Popular Temples in Bangkok on a e-Scooter
By TakeMeTour

Visit 6 Popular Temples in Bangkok on a e-Scooter

Offered in Englishenglish guide
We will be riding electric scooter to go to measure the various temples to bless and watch the ancient architecture of Thailand. Including to visit and eat in the popular dessert shop in the area Mont Nomsod.

Practical information about Wat Pho

It is open from 8 am and closes usually around 18h-18h30.
Admission is 200 baht
Official site: http://watpho.com/en/home/index.php
Tel: 02 222 7831 / 02 225 9595


To go visit Wat Pho, you can also book one of the tours above.

How to get to Wat Pho ?

You can goto Wat Pho with the Chao Phraya Express boat service and stop at Tha Tien Pier but since July 29, 2019, there is a MRT station, underground subway of Bangkok, which is nearby, station Sanam Chai.

Find Wat Pho on GoogleMap

Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Pho is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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