Bangkok

Wat Pho

Visit to Bangkok wouldn’t be complete without visiting one of its famous temple. This is our first stop. Arrived in the airport early morning and checked in the hotel early so we can start our tour. This is the only temple we visit. we decided to skip other temple particularly Grand Palace. Its a must visit in Bangkok and entrance fee is quite steep (500 baht). Weather is too warm and cant stand the heat so we only visit for just an hour and took some pictures.

Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), or Wat Phra Chetuphon, is located behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and a must-do for any first-time visitor in Bangkok. It’s one of the largest temple complexes in the city and famed for its giant reclining Buddha that measures 46 meters long and is covered in gold leaf. It’s an easy ten minute walk between here and the Grand Palace, and we recommend coming to Wat Pho second, because even though the golden Buddha here is just as popular many people don’t take the time to wander around the rest of the complex so the experience tends to be far more relaxing. This is also a great place to get a traditional Thai massage. Wat Pho is often considered the leading school of massage in Thailand, so you really are in good hands here. Since December 2012, entrance to the temple costs 100 baht and you can visit any time between 08:00 and 17:00.

How to get there : Take the Chao Phraya River Express boat to Tha Tien (pier 8) or bus no. 1, 3, 12, 25,44, 47, 53, 60, 82, 91, 501 or 508
Opening hours : Daily 08.30 am. – 08.00 pm.
Admission fee : 100 Baht

SkyTrain to Saphan Taksin Station S6. (Silom Line), Take Exit 2 and go to Chao Phraya River Express Boat Pier.Take boat heading to Tien Pier (N.8) and walk straight to WAT PHO.

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