Wat Pho was just few steps away from Tha Thien Pier (N8) entrance. It opens daily 08:00 – 18:30, with the entrance fee of 50 bath per ticket comes with a bottle of water.
It is the largest temple in Bangkok, famous with its’ huge and majestic reclining Buddha measured 46 metres long and 15 meters in height from the base to the topknot, the statue is covered in gold leaf and in “Lion Sleep” position. It also offering traditional Thai massage, 120 baht for half an hour or 200 baht per hour. If you are looking for tour guide, there are English speaking guides, around 200 – 400 baht, negotiable.
Same as Grand Palace and Wat Arun, visitors have to follow the dress code of long pants, long sleeve and no slipper (no exposed shoulder and skin above knees).
We mainly focused on the reclining Buddha, it was so huge and long, kind of difficult for us to find the best angle to capture the whole statue. The status was hosted indoor, so remember to take off your shoes before entering the hall.
There were 108 bronze bowls line the length of the wall right behind the Buddle statue, you can purchase a bowl of coins in the hall to drop in these 108 bronze bowls and make wishes, like what we did. Surprisingly, the ringing sound of these dropping coins didn’t sound annoying to me, instead I felt peaceful and calm throughout the process. The monks will use the money collected to renovate and preserve Wat Pho.
We didn’t stay long in Wat Pho, left around 530pm for dinner, and tried to reach Amorosa Bar earlier to get seats for best evening and night views of Wat Arun.