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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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  • Start early and go first to the Reclining Buddha, and you will avoid the crowds. The rest of the temple is much less crowded, at least before noon, and we had nearly every vihara all to ourselves... 
    Start early and go first to the Reclining Buddha, and you will avoid the crowds. The rest of the temple is much less crowded, at least before noon, and we had nearly every vihara all to ourselves...  more »
  • It was already the second time that I visited the famous Wat Pho. The craft of the people who formed this massive Buddha is really impressive. To get more details, I suggest to book a guide who can... 
    It was already the second time that I visited the famous Wat Pho. The craft of the people who formed this massive Buddha is really impressive. To get more details, I suggest to book a guide who can...  more »
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  • A safe, religious and wonderful environment amidst the crowded passages around. Wat Pho is a very energetic, historical place and the presence of Buddhists in this place has made it a special place for foreign tourists. This is a spiritual space, but full of color. When I was here for photography, I was very surprised by the cleanliness and beauty of all the structures in this place. If you are going to Bangkok as an active tourist, I suggest you go to this lovely place
  • A nice place to visit to be get in touch with the religious side of The Land of a Thousand Smiles. Lots of instagram-worthy photo spots around and the lovely architecture is really quite aesthetically pleasing. Also, be enchanted by the giant statue of Buddha lying sideways. It is really quite a sight. There is also a massage centre within this temple, from which many therapists hone their skills before they practice professionally as a massage therapist. The massage is good and the rates are affordable. The therapy cubicles are also comfortable too. I would recommend this as a place to visit for a massage as this is as close to authenticity as it gets. A nice place to spend half a day at. 😉👍🏻

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