Wat Pho in Bangkok or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha - 46 meters of Nirvana

The second most popular temple after Temple of the Emerald Buddha is wat pho (wat pho), or how elsecalled - the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Indeed, a person who has not really been in Thai temples can be very impressed by the huge figure of the Buddha, therefore, if there have been few places, then it is worth going there. However, even advanced travelers can visit, the territory is beautiful, you can walk, only people are a bit much after all.

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Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho - one of the oldest temples in Bangkok,built back in the 12th century. And it was here at the end of the 18th century that a new dynasty of Rama began, when General Chakri proclaimed himself king. Since then, the temple became famous, its territory was greatly expanded, and kings throughout the stupas paunt in honor of each other.

The most interesting thing in Wat Pho is the figure of the recliningThe buddhas, in fact, are mostly watched by crowds of tourists from all over the world. Its length is 46 meters, and its height is 15 meters. Outside, the Buddha is covered with gold leaf, that is, it is not entirely like this (there is a brick inside). The spectacle is quite impressive, because the Buddha here is the largest in Thailand, and even in the whole world. True, because the Buddha is in his house, and the house is inside with thick columns, it is quite difficult to look at the Buddha completely. This can be done only with his heels, standing close to them. By the way, during the construction, they first built a Buddha, and then vihan around him.

Because of this figure, the second name appeared -Temple of the Reclining Buddha. In general, this posture is more properly called the reclining Buddha, waiting for nirvana. But since he has been lying there for a long time, then most likely he has waited for the nirvana and remains there a long time ago. The flow of people flows counterclockwise around the figure, starting at the head. While you are going, you can’t understand where the ringing is, incessant and loud. And only when you are at your feet, you see, a string of visitors throwing coins in the peas for good luck. Literally 20 baht and happiness :)

Square in front of Wat Pho

Square in front of Wat Pho

Do not forget to give back your shoe bag.

Do not forget to give back your shoe bag.

Buddha himself

Buddha himself

Buddha does not completely overlook, interfere with the column

Buddha does not completely overlook, interfere with the column

You can take a whole picture of your feet, which everyone does.

You can take a whole picture of your feet, which everyone does.

Traditional photo of a reclining Buddha

Traditional photo of a reclining Buddha

On the feet of pearl ornaments

On the feet of pearl ornaments

Exchange coins for luck

Exchange coins for luck

Throwing coins into the pots for luck

Throwing coins into the pots for luck

Ancient manuscript

Ancient manuscript

The head rests on such pillows.

The head rests on such pillows.

On the territory itself is also worth a walk. Here you can see a large number of stupas (hundreds in number), various Buddha images and many figures carved out of stone. I personally liked the street lamps most of all, I would put one in the country. There is also a traditional temple, where you can go and pray. However, this can be done inside the Temple of the reclining Buddha, there are opportunities for this.

Refreshing and moisturizing fan near the cashier

Refreshing and moisturizing fan near the cashier

Stupas on the background of glittering roofs

Stupas on the background of glittering roofs

Ahhh! I want such a pillar!

Ahhh! I want such a pillar!

Monks don't mind taking photos

Monks don't mind taking photos

Granddaughters take pictures of the grandmother with the grandfather, who show the heart with their hands

Granddaughters take pictures of the grandmother with the grandfather, who show the heart with their hands

Praying earnestly, realistically and with emotions

Praying earnestly, realistically and with emotions

Pray and old and young

Pray and old and young

The ticket includes a bottle of free water.

The ticket includes a bottle of free water.

A huge number of all kinds of stupas

A huge number of all kinds of stupas

Portal to another dimension

Portal to another dimension

Funny paper sun umbrellas

Funny paper sun umbrellas

Hundreds of Buddha figures

Hundreds of Buddha figures

Buddha statues in one of their poses

Buddha statues in one of their poses

You can just read the newspaper

You can just read the newspaper

Only monks can sit on the catwalk in the temple.

Only monks can sit on the catwalk in the temple.

I like these balls, and how do they make them? Neither pull nor paste

I like these balls, and how do they make them? Neither pull nor paste

Stone creation incomprehensible floor

Stone creation incomprehensible floor

Very touching koshak

Very touching koshak

Information for visiting Wat Pho

Get to Wat Pho from the same Khao San Road You can walk, go no more than 20 minutes. Or you can walk to Phra Arthit pier (near Khaosan) and from there take a 15 baht ferry to Tha Thien pier, it will be on the same side as the landing site. And then from this pier literally 5 minutes walk to the entrance to the territory of the temple. You can return in the same way, and at the same time from the Tha Thien pier also to Wat arun float that across the river. Details about Bangkok River Channels read in my article.

Cost of attendance - 100 baht.
Opening hours from 8.30 to 18.30.

There is a school on the temple grounds. Thai massage. Many advise to make it here, so that later there is something to compare, since it was from here that its distribution began. Prices really higher than in other places around the country. There is also a massage school here.

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I have stayed in Bangkok many times and in different hotels. I will not give links to all my reviews, I will give only a few. Nasa vegas - convenient for stopping near the airport and metro, Rajata - a good place to spend the night near Khaosan, S3 residense located in the center near the park.

Cost of visiting Wat Pho and opening hours

Cost of visiting Wat Pho and opening hours

Tha Tien pier from the inside

Tha Tien pier from the inside

You can buy dried sweet fish near the Tha Tien pier

You can buy dried sweet fish near the Tha Tien pier

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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
Wat Po - famous temple with a huge statute of a reclining Buddha.
Read about the temple

Square in front of Wat Pho

Wat Po - a famous temple with a huge statute of a reclining Buddha. Read about the temple

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