It was our day 3 in Bangkok. We took a halt,ll;, at shopping (pause half day), and when sightseeing. We decided to visit the Wat Pho temple. It took us around 20 minutes to get there from Asok via cab. I can’t remember how much the cab ride took us but it definitely was less than 400 baht (RM 40).
The entrance fee to the temple was 100 baht per person and visitors have to dress appropriately. Ladies are not allowed to wear anything above the knees, but if you do, it’s not a problem, you will be directed to a changing room and be asked to wrap yourself with a sarong.
The Wat Pho temple, is also known as the temple of the reclining buddha, here is where you could visit the reclining buddha statue. It’s made of gold. is 15 m high and 43 m long with his right arm supporting the head.
The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional thai massage. It’s a school that teaches traditional medicine and massage.
There are 108 bronze bowls in the corridor indicating the 108 auspicious characters of Buddha. People drop coins in these bowls as it is believed to bring good fortune, and to help the monks maintain the wat.
Credits to Tan J Shawn for the picture above.
Wat Pho is one of the oldest and largest wats in Bangkok. The temple is huge and very beautiful.
You might need an hour and a half to explore this ritual site.