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Visit Wat Pho (Bangkok)

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Wat Pho

Thai name : วัดโพธิ์

GPS : 13.74701375,100.49318790 (See on the map)
Bangkok
Bangkok
Bangkok
Bangkok

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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.

Practical information about Wat Pho

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

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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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