Wat Pho | The Temple of Reclining Buddha
The temple at Wat Pho is significant in that it is the oldest temple in Bangkok, and is the home to the enormous Reclining Buddha.
This golden covered figure is some 45 metres long and 15 metres high. This is one of the most impressive Buddhist figures in Thailand, and is another place visitors should try to see.
The temple is not far from the Grand Palace (about 1 Kilometre) to the south of the palace and near the river.
Wat Pho, which is also the largest in Bangkok dates back to 1788, house around 1,000 Buddha images. It has been restored several times, the last time being in 1982.
Wat Pho is also the centre of excellence for traditional Thai massage. The temple has a history of medical education and today visitors can have a genuine Thai massage from any of the trained masseurs there.
Pictures of Wat Pho located in Rajdamnern area. Wat Pho is also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon.
Wat Pho is famous for the 46 meters long reclining Buddha image which is the second largest reclining Buddha in Thailand.
Photos of Wat Pho (Old Photos from 2004)
Looking at Wat Pho from the pathway outside.
One of many statues inside Wat Pho.
This temple has 4 big pagodas which were built on separate occasions to commemorate the first four kings of the Chakri Dynasty.
Big pagoda or chedi in Thai.
Buddha image, believed to be made from bronze.
Sculptures inside Wat Pho.
Impressive decoration at the top of the chedi.
Statues in Yoga position.
46 meters long, Reclining Buddha.
Closer look at the Reclining Buddha.
Video of Wat Pho Bangkok - Wat Pho Massage