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Wat Pho, Bangkok

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Visit Wat Pho, one of the six main Buddhist temples in Thailand. Admire the 46 m (151 ft) long Buddha statue and its memorable pose, and explore the wide range of temple buildings displaying rich and intricate religious designs and a history dating back to the 16th century. Vital to the spiritual and architectural heritage of the city and the country at large, the site houses the largest collection of Buddha depictions in Thailand. Said to be the first public university in the nation, the temple also has an illustrious educational history and still runs courses on traditional Thai massage and medicine. Make your Bangkok itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • nice place to walk around. this temple very convenient to visit if you take a boat that easy to access because its at river front. 
    nice place to walk around. this temple very convenient to visit if you take a boat that easy to access because its at river front.  more »
  • This is by far my favourite temple in Bangkok. Stunning, peaceful and a lovely place to spend a few hours. They were giving out free bottles of water at a vending machine in exchange for your ticket.....  more
    This is by far my favourite temple in Bangkok. Stunning, peaceful and a lovely place to spend a few hours. They were giving out free bottles of water at a vending machine in exchange for your ticket.....  more »
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  • Large temple complex with impressive architecture and monuments. The reclined Buddha and the four large pagodas are iconic and I think a must see if you're in Bangkok. Also great for photography, of course. Expect to spend a whole morning/afternoon here if you walk while taking in the details, including some of the intricate stone carvings and ceramic fixtures that adorn the scenery. If you're not closely mapping where you walk, you have a good chance of getting lost and walking in circles. If it's hot, note that there are very limited areas where you can cool down, so be sure to stay hydrated. There's a few logical places to take some memorable photos, like the Buddha, near the giant gong, with the pagodas and with the cats that are on site. If you have time, being inside the active prayer hall is a fascinating experience.
  • A wonderful temple. Thailand's cultural heritage is as always fascinating and awe-inspiring. The territory of the temple is quite large, it will probably take about one and a half hours to appreciate all the sights. I liked the mosaic structures in the courtyard of the temple and the interior painting of the temples and the variety of statues the most. Well, of course, the statue of the reclining Buddha looks very cool, as well as the painting on his feet. The entrance ticket costs 200 baht, also with the entrance ticket you can get a free bottle of water from the machine.

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