Wat Pho – the most famous temple in Bangkok, will be the ideal place for those who love to travel and look for new things.
Wat Pho is one of the top attractions in Bangkok with both Thai and tourists. This large temple is famous for its statues and more Buddha statues than any temple or temple in Thailand.
The official name of the temple is Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn. The short name Wat Pho in Thai comes from Wat Phodharam – the name of a lost monastery in the Ayutthaya period. King Rama I, the Chakri rebuilt the temple for nearly eight years. King Rama III continued the work for 16 years, expanded the campus and King Rama IV gave the temple its name today.Originally a royal temple, Wat Pho had many sacred Buddhas statue, as well as many unique architectural works. Among them, the most famous is the statue of majestic lying Buddha.
This lying Buddha statue is 46m in length, 15m high, casted with plaster, covered with brick inside, covered with gold leaf and covered with gold plated,.carved, decorated very elaborately around.In addition, the walls around and on the ceiling of the Buddhist shrine are also meticulously decorated, harmonious colors with Buddha statues, creating a warm and solemn atmosphere. When entering the lying Buddha, remember to drop the coin into one of the bowls placed around the temple to pray for blessings. these 108 bowls represent 108 incarnations of the Buddha.
Although the statue of Buddha is the main attraction of the temple, don’t forget in this population there are more than 1,000 other distinctive Buddha.
Besides, it is also an ideal place for tourists to enjoy traditional Thai massage. Wat Pho is often known as the leading massage school in Thailand, so you will really have great relaxing moments with the skillful hands here. Since December 2012, tickets to Wat Pho are 100 baht and you can visit whenever from 8am to 5pm.
When you come to Wat Pho you can also ask an English guide to give you lots of interesting information, priced from 200 to 400 baht depending on the number of people in the group. If you do not like it, you can go around alone. In addition, in order to show respect, all visitors must wear appropriate clothing when entering the temple, clothing worn over the body should not be shown shoulder or short above the knee.