Wat Pho is the oldest and the largest temple in Bangkok, famous for the huge Reclining Buddha. It is located in the Rattanakosin district directly adjacent to the Grand Palace. It is the home to more than one thousand Buddha images, more than any temple in the country. The highly impressive Reclining Buddha is 46 meters long and 15 meters high.
Decorated with gold plating on its body and mother of pearl on its eyes and the soles of its feet. The latter display 108 auspicious scenes in Chinese and Indian styles.
Wat Pho is also regarded as the first centre of public education and is sometimes called 'Thailand's first university'. Thai traditional massage, mural paintings, inscriptions and statues are also found in the temple.
Wat Pho or Wat Phrachetuphon
Temple of the Reclining Buddha
2 Sanamchai Road,
Phra Nakhon District
Tel. 222 5910, 226 2942
Fax: 225 9779
Opening Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Admission Fee: 20 Baht
Guides can be hired at the entrance:
150 Baht for 1 person
200 Baht for 2 persons
300 Baht for 3 persons