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Wat Pho, Temple in Bangkok Thailand

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Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) Neighbouring the Grand Palace enclave, this temple is considered the largest in Bangkok.

The famous Reclining Buddha, constructed in 1832, is enshrined in this temple. This 46-metre
long and 15-metre high gold-plated Reclining Buddha, the eyes and feet inlaid with mother-of-pearl brings to mind the Lord Buddha’s entry into Nirvana. The sole also shows 108 auspicious characteristics of the true “Buddha”.
Wat Pho was also the first centre of public education in the Kingdom(Some people call first university). Nowadays, it is an important centre for the teaching and administering of traditional Thai massage.

Wat Pho is open daily from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and the entry fee is 20 baht.
Modest attire is required. Tel. 0 2222 7831, 0 2225 9595

Note. Please wear the polite dress and respect the place.

Source. TOURISM AUTHORITY OF THAILAND & www.folktravel.com

Picture. www.folktravel.com

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