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Half-Day Bangkok Highlights by Tuk Tuk
"Whether you are visiting Bangkok for the first time or returning for another round this tour will surely offer something new and exciting. This half-day city tour will take you around Bangkok on a Tuk Tuk giving you 360 degree views at all time. See all the key highlights of the city and try some food!Walk through Bangkok’s oldest community Sam Preang and enjoy lunch here visit 3 significant temples Wat Trai Mitr
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Private Tour: Bangkok Temples Including Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
"On this privately guided half-day tour you will visit three of the most famous wat's in Bangkok - Wat Traimit Wat Pho and Wat Benchamabophit. A Wat is a Buddhist building where both men and women can be ordained as monks or nuns. Wat Traimit is also known as the temple of the Golden Buddha. The 3 meter tall statue is made from solid gold and weighs 5.5 t the temple of the reclining Buddha. At 46 meters in length and 15 meters high the Buddha is the largest in Bangkok and illustrates the passing of the Buddha into nirvana. Your last stop is at Wat Benchamabophit or the marble temple. This magnificent monastery was built out of white Italian marble from Carrara in the late 19th century.""""Thailand is predominantly a Buddhist country with around 95% of Thai's practicing the Theravada discipline of Buddhism. As you wander the streets of Bangkok it is not unusual to see monks adorned in their maroon and yellow colors walking along the roa000 Wat's (the local name for temple)."
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6-Hour Best of Bangkok City Tour including Lunch
"Your tour starts with a pick up from your hotel and then we will take you to the most famous parts of Bangkok. You will visit the Grand Palace with the Emerald Buddha we then move on to Wat Pho where the largest Buddha is located. By Wat Pho we stop for a delicious local Thai lunch at a riverside restaurant. After lunch we proceed to Chinatown and visit the Golden Buddha temple and spend some time exploring Chinatown """This 6 hour tour is the perfect way to see Bangkok. We go to all the major sites in Bangkok including Wat Pho the Grand Palace the Golden Buddha Temple and Chinatown. This tour includes lunch and hotel pick up and drop off."title=Highlights&1=6-hour+Bangkok+sightseeing+tour&2=Visit+important+sites+including+the+Grand+Palace+with+the+Temple+of+the+Emerald+Buddha&3=Admire+the+enormous+reclining+Buddha+statue+in+Wat+Pho&4=Hear+the+amazing+story+of+the+discovery+of+the+main+budd
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Wat Pho Tips (233)

Wat Pho

My favorite place in Bangkok.
There are many beautiful and colorful chedi!

Wat Pho is situated behind the Grand Palace, near the Tha Tien Pier. It is a large temple that was originally called Wat Photharam and was built during the Ayutthaya Period. King Rama I ordered its complete restoration in 1789 and installed many Buddha images that were removed from abandoned temples in other parts of the country.

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jckim
May 10, 2015

Wat Pho

Home to dozens of cats and the royal ashes, Wat Pho is one of Thailands largest and most impressive temple complexes. The centrepiece is the Reclining Buddha - an immense golden statue, lying on its side with a contented smile. Standing guard within the compound are several Farang (foreigner) statues, possessed off sly smiles and mischievous eyes.

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antistar
Mar 16, 2015

Wat Pho - Reclining Buddha

The most famous attraction at Wat Pho is the Reclining Buddha. The Buddha is 15 meters high and 43 meters long. The impressive feet of the Buddha are 3 meters high and 4.5 meters long. The feet have 108 auspicious symbols on the bottom. Lined along the inner wall of the temple is 108 bowls. Visitors can purchase coins to drop in the bowls that is believed to bring good fortune.

It is quite a scene. A few things to note. There several signs inside the temple warning visitors to mind their belonging and be alert as pick-pocket artist have been known to work and steal from people as they admire the Buddha. Also, I would recommend bringing a wide angle lens to capture the entire Buddha.

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blueskyjohn
Oct 05, 2014

Wat Pho -Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn

These four large pagodas are located just inside the white wall. Each is a dedication to one of the King Rama's I to IV and all are the same height at 42 meters. Each is decorated in mosaic tile with a different color theme for each.

The green tile mosaic pagoda is Phra Maha Chedi Sri Sanpetdayarn , built in the reign of King Rama I containing relics of Lord Buddha

The one with white-tile mosaic is Phra Maha Chedi Dilok Dhammakaroknitarn, representing the reign of King Rama II, was built by his son, King Rama III.

The yellow tile mosaic pagoda, Phra Maha Chedi Muni Batborikharn, is also built by King Rama III for his own reign and for the praise of Buddha.

The dark blue tile mosaic, Phra Maha Chedi Song Phra Srisuriyothai, represents the reign of King Rama IV or King Mongkut.

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Oct 05, 2014
 
 
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Wat Pho

Wat Pho is one of the most important temples in Bangkok. It's official name is Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn. The Wat Pho name comes from the temples previous name, Wat Photharam. Thankfully, someone decided to use Wat Pho instead of the official name. The Wat Pho complex covers an area of about 20 acres and is very close to the Grand Palace.

The main attraction at Wat Pho is the Reclining Buddha. Other things of note are that there are 99 Chedi throughout the complex. There are 4 large Phra Maha Stupas which are dedications to King Rama I through IV.

It cost 100 Baht to enter Wat Pho. This is not bad considering that after you enter, you are given a free bottle of water and a free access code for wifi. The complex is open daily from 8:30am to 6:30pm.

There are a few rules stressed when you arrive, most of all is to dress appropriately. There are signs posted for women not to wear shorts, short skirts nor shirts that expose the shoulders or back. It is hot in Bangkok and I observed many tourist not prepared for this. These rules are more towards anyone that wants to enter a temple, not just the grounds. Before entering the temple, all should remove shoes, hats and most temples will provide a robe for women to cover their legs and shoulders if they are exposed.

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blueskyjohn
Oct 05, 2014

Temple of Reclining Buddha

Wow, it's really, really big! And, very, very gold! What a sight! It's not very far from the Grand Palace so you should see both on the same day to maximize your site seeing. After visiting one or the other, a tuk-tuk drivers might concoct a story that you can't visit the other temple just at that moment because of some national ceremony going on. He'll offer to take you to other sites and bring you back. Don't buy into this - see my Bangkok travel page for the tuk-tuk story. Anyway, this is definitely something you should see if you go to Bangkok. The temple grounds are also quite a sight to see as well.

When we were there, there was some speech over the PA system on the grounds. It appeared one of the monks were speaking about something. Other Thai people were sitting around or napping on the premises in designated areas. These areas were marked "For Thai People Only".

See more pics on my travelogue.

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GracesTrips
Aug 29, 2014

The land of Scams(Scam scam every where)

Grand Palace. and wat pho......The well known place for scammers, cheaters mafia....Don't get any advice from English speaking thai men,tuk tuk guy etc.Don't be fool by taking their advice to visit lucky budha,jeweler export shops last day offer, long tailed boat etc.Dont listen to 'the temple is closed'. Who ever you meet all will be part of the same mafia, they cheat you in frond of grand palace or wat pho .The CCTV of grand palace is not going to help you. Nobody will help you including the police because they think making money is very difficult thing for Thais and you tourists/ foreigners(farang in thai) have enough excess money .

1aeprk
Aug 03, 2014

QUIET, THE BUDDHA IS RESTING

The magnificent Phra Buddhasaiyas (Reclining Buddha) is 49 m long and 12 m high (or 46m X 15m, depending who you believe) and is housed in the oldest and largest Buddhist Temple in Bangkok and was created during Rama III restoration. Gold plating covers the Buddhas body while inlay pearl decorates his eyes and soles of his feet, and to top it all, the bottoms of his feet are decorated with 108 scenes in Chinese and Indian styles. This is because 108 is an auspicious number as it refers to the 108 positive actions that led Buddha to perfection. His feet are 5 meters long, by the way. There are 108 bronze bowls lining the wall and you may purchase a bag of coins to drop in the bowls as it is supposed to bring you luck. However if you don't receive good luck the money goes towards the restoration of the Wat.

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Aug 02, 2014

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Walking in the streets

Walking in the streets

One of the things to do is: Walking in Bangkok streets. From Wat Pho you can walking to other temples they are very near. Like: Wat Pho is very near to Wat Phra Khaew, Suan Saranrom Park, Wat Mahathat, National Museum etc.

My Photos
First Photo: Pin Klao road
Second Photo: Ratchadamri road
Third Photo: Sathon road
Forth Photo: Thanon Si Ayutthaya road
Fifth Photo: Surawong road

volopolo
Jul 29, 2014

Temple of Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho
"The Temple of Reclining Buddha"

Located near Grand Palace. Wat Pho is the largest and oldest Wat - Temple in Bangkok.

The full name is:
Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn.

The Reclining Buddha have:
15 meter high
46 meter long


Information
Name: Wat Pho
Theme: The Buddha Image
Close to: Wat Phra Khaew, Suan Saranrom Park, Chao Praya River
Location: Ratanakosin Island
City: Bangkok
Pictures in the web: Wat Pho, the Temple of Reclining Buddha
Admission Fee: I pay last time 20 baht
Last Visit: February 2009


My Photos
First Photo: The Reclining Buddha
Second photo: Wat Pho
Third photo: The Reclining Buddha
Forth photo: Wat Pho
Fifth photo: The Reclining Buddha

volopolo
Jul 29, 2014

Wat Pho Temple

This Buddhist temple which is a short walk from the Grand Palace is a must place to visit when in Bangkok.As well as being the largest temple complex in the city it is also home of the leading massage school in Thailand,so a great place for getting a traditional Thai massage.
Probably the most popular thing to see while here is the 'Reclining Buddha' which is 15 meters tall and 46 meters long.As you walk around the Buddha all you can hear is the sound of people putting coins in one of the 108 bowls that line the length of the walls.

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CDM7
Feb 05, 2014

Wat Pho update

As of August 2013, the entrance fee to Wat Pho is 100 baht . The price includes a free 250 ml bottle of cold mineral water. I've been to this place 3 times already and nothing has changed around the place.

It's open everyday from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm.

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stamporama
Aug 06, 2013

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