About Wat Pho

King Rama, I began construction of the temple and the Buddha statue, while king Rama II completed a traditional school of medicine. The  Wat Pao temple is captivating with its unique architecture, splendid craftsmanship and virtues vibes. A great place to meditate, rejuvenate and indulge in self-awareness. The leaning Buddha is spectacular and people flock in to get a glimpse of the marvel. It is a historical, affluent landmark revealing Thai culture. Immaculate and tranquil the expression on the face of Buddha is delightful. People can experience calmness and serenity while being away from the hustle bustle of the busy city life. The temple is spacious with artifacts around 108 coins. The country's initial center for public education, with specializations in religion, science, and literature.  Wat Pho is associated with Thai massage with teaching and preservation of Thai medicine. It is a marvel to see four chapels comprising 394 glided Buddha images with intricate murals that cover the walkways around the Watpho and courtyard with Chinese ceramic tiles and pottery with great decor.  

Must See

  • The temple's most unique feature is the gigantic reclining Buddha statue measuring 45 meters long and 15 m high.
  • The soles of the statue's feet are comprised of precious stones, representing 108 sings of true faith while its long ear lobes signify noble birth and the lotus bud configuration on its hands symbolizes beauty and purity. 

How to reach

Take Exit 2, go towards Chao Phraya River Express Boat Pier or take boat heading to Tien Pier (N.8) walking straight towards Wat Pho. It is 4.1 km which takes around 18 minutes to reach the place. 

Tips

  • A relaxing and rejuvenating spa which improves blood circulation and provides relief to the visitors. Although the prices are a bit high it is worth giving a try.
  • Enjoy the charm of the magnificent Buddha and spend some quality time replenishing yourselves.
  • Enjoy the picturesque view
  • Experience the atmosphere of serenity and tranquility
  • Experience a boat ride to get the glimpse of the scenic beauty of the place
  • Though it is crowded it is a wonderful place for sightseeing
  • You can explore a wide range of historical places encompassing the river

Visit Time

Sunday:      8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday:      8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday:      8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday:     8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday:          8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday:      8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

1/2 to 1 hour

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

Adults:200 Baht per person

Children: Free under 120 cms

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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Weather

Light Rain 27.65°C

 

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