Favorite thing: I don't know if this temple is normally open at night, but it was on New Year's Eve when I was there. Much better when contrasted to the time I saw it in the daytime - it was not packed full of people - very few people were there at about 11.30 pm - but was very calm and quiet from outside with low murmurings, the smell of incense and the muffled clink of coins (or something) being dropped in alms bowls. Very atmospheric with Thai people giving their offerings at the main temple (Reclining Buddha)and a smaller one within the complex. I didn't see any other foreign tourists other than me and my husband. And the buildings were gorgeous and sparkling at night and take on a completely different look! This is one of my favorite memories of my time in Bangkok. Enter on the north side near the north-west corner, I believe.
Don't miss seeing the reclining Buddha in Wat Pho, round the corner from the Grand Palace on Chetuphon Road. It's an amazing sight - here's a detail. There's a small entry fee of 20 baht.
Wat Pho is also home to a famous Thai massage school: so you can also get a massage if you want; take a look at:
for much more information.
The grounds of Wat Pho have some amazing architecture, too - so don't forget to allow enough time for a wander around.
It's open from 8am to 5pm daily.
One of the oldest & largest temple of Bangkok(tough maybe too touristic now), it houses a 46m gold plated reclining Buddha. It is so big that U can never see it entirely, as it is inside a building and the walls are to close to see it with good perspective. The only way to seee the whole statue is from the feet, in a very extrene perspective...
There is a massage school here, and they give masages for about 3-4 USD. Ask at the ticket office.
Known as Wat Phra Chetuphon to the Thais, it is famous for its Reclining Buddha. The temple covers 20 acres and was built 200 years before Bangkok became the Thai capital. It was almost totally rebuilt by Rama I when the capital was moved to Bangkok.
The Buddha is 46 meters long and 15 meters high.