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.

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Wat Arun

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

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Entrance fee is 100 baht and it comes with free water. Who doesn’t like free stuff? 🙂
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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
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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.

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Welcome to Wat Po
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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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