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  • Address: Sanamchai Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
  • Hours: Daily 8am–5pm
  • Admission: 100 THB

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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

One of the oldest, largest and most revered temple complexes in Bangkok, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) is a must-see for all visitors to the Thai capital. As the name suggests, the site’s main feature is a large, gold leaf-covered reclining Buddha. This gigantic statue is the largest in Thailand, measuring 151 feet (46 meters) long and 50 feet (15 meters) tall. The Buddha’s feet alone are 16 feet (five meters) tall, both exquisitely decorated and inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Taking a walk along the length of the entire statue is a real treat, and in addition, travelers can find many other Buddha images at Wat Pho as well.

Located next to the Grand Palace and behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha is one of Bangkok’s key attractions, and therefore included in most city and temple tours of the capital. For a unique way to visit this and other important sights in the city, take a sunset or night bike tour; hop on a tuk tuk for a fun-filled sightseeing adventure; or board a longtail boat to arrive via the Chao Phraya River.

Practical Info

The sprawling grounds of Wat Pho have two walled compounds divided by Soi Chetuphon.   The reclining Buddha and massage school can be found on the northern side, while the temple’s monastic facilities are located in the southern compound.

Did You Know? Wat Pho served as the birthplace of the traditional Thai massage. In the 1960s, a massage school was established here; travelers can even still book a massage appointment here.

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Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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