Wat Pho or Temple of the Reclining Buddha

The golden trio or the three must-visit-at-all-cost places in Thailand are Wat Pho, Wat Arun and Grand Palace. I only visited the first and the last one. Because I rode the boat a lot of times during my trip, I got to see the beautiful Wat Arun from afar and I was already satisfied with what I saw.

Wat Arun

I visited Wat Pho twice during my trip. First, alone, and then with my mother the day before our departure.

Entrance fee is 100 baht and it comes with free water. Who doesn’t like free stuff? 🙂
Reminder: Avoid wearing revealing clothes. Also, wear shoes that are easy to remove because shoes are not allowed inside the temples.

Wat Pho is most famous for the reclining Buddha. I knew that it’s big based from pictures but I still got surprised on how BIG it really was.

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Design on the foot of the Buddha
A closer look. So beautiful!!

More pictures below (Click for description):


Along the hallway, there’s a long line of pots with coins. There’s a belief that dropping coins will bring good luck.

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Outside the temple of the reclining Buddha, there are other wonders worth seeing as well.

Welcome to Wat Po
Meticulously designed structures

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Touring Wat Pho took 2 hours and it was worth it. Now I know why it shouldn’t be missed in Thailand! I will be posting about Grand Palace soon. Please stay tuned!

3 thoughts on “Wat Pho or Temple of the Reclining Buddha

  1. I also like Wat Pho. Did you try massage there?

    1. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to try Thai massage. Did you?

      1. I’ve tried massage, but not at Wat Pho.

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