Wat Pho - Buddha 1

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).

Wat Pho - outside

You will see the entrance of Wat Pho after a short walk out from Tha Thien Pier (N8)

Wat Pho - ticketing counter

50 baht per ticket with a bottle of water.

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.

Wat Pho - Buddha 2

 The reclining Buddha is so long, difficult to capture whole body indoor.

 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.

 Wat Pho

Other architectural in 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.

=> Check out the night views of Wat Arun here….it was spectacular!

Alec Chan

Alec Chan is an intrepid traveler, travel writer, author, speaker, serial entrepreneur and self professed Asia travel ambassador. Traveling all around Asia since 2003, and still traveling, Alec is an accomplished and passionate traveler seeking to bridge the cultural gaps in Asia. Through his unique perspective as a Canadian born Chinese, Alec shares his special insights on Asia to help others around the world to have a better understanding on Asian culture so that they can have a more meaningful, fun, and stress free trip to Asia. Alec has written numerous travel guides on several destinations in Asia and is the editor in chief of AlecTravelGuide.com

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