Temple of the Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

Wat Pho, Wat Pho, Temple of the Reclining Buddha
Thailand, Bangkok
Rating 7.3
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Temple of the Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

Wat Pho, Wat Pho, Temple of the Reclining Buddha
Thailand, Bangkok
Buddhist temple in the center of Bangkok, Thailand. Located on Rattanakosin Island next to the Grand Palace. Known for the origin of the art of Thai massage. The full name of the temple is Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn or Temple of the Buddha Awaiting Nirvana.

Wat Pho is the oldest temple in Bangkok, built in the 12th century. Four stupas of green, white, yellow and blue colors symbolize the first four reigns of the Chakri dynasty. Next to the stupas is a traditional medicine pavilion.

The most famous temple brought the image of the Buddha in anticipation of reaching nirvana. Its length reaches 46 m, and its height is 15 m. The feet of the statue are covered with 108 mother-of-pearl ornaments that convey the individual features of the Buddha himself. The walls of the temple itself are covered with paintings that tell about the lives of seven prominent disciples of the Buddha.

On the territory of the monastery there are stone statues depicting bearded creatures in hats, brought here from China in the 19th century. They act as guardians of the temple. Near Wat Pho is a library decorated with Chinese mosaics, which contains ancient manuscripts.

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Traveled 5 years ago
Rating 8
One of the oldest temple complexes. Viewing was part of our sightseeing tour of Bangkok. Entrance - only 100 baht, plus a bottle of cold water is given to the ticket. The gates are guarded by guardian statues with strange faces. If the statue is barefoot, then it is a beast, if it is a man in shoes. Many stupas of different sizes and colors were built on the territory, in which urns with the ashes of the Chakri dynasty, the royal family of Rama 1 and beyond are stored. Stupas are lined with beautiful ornaments made of small pieces of porcelain tiles.
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Traveled 15 years ago
Rating 8
Temple Wat Pho, in the common people the temple of the "Reclining Buddha" - the largest and oldest in Bangkok. That is why it is worth visiting, the temple is worthy of your attention. Just think - more than 1000 Buddha images on the territory of the temple, a huge 46-meter statue of the reclining Buddha, a large area with many buildings, statues, even a pond and a small waterfall inside. You can not resort to the services of guides - you can easily walk around the entire territory on your own. Take care of hats and water - there is a lot of walking, there is practically no shade, the sun is hot .
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Traveled 12 years ago
Rating 6
Traditional, in my opinion, the temple complex. The only thing that is remarkable is just a giant reclining Buddha and an ancient school of Thai massage. Among other interesting little things, there are statues that you need to touch / rub, and you will be happy. And there is a statue of Marco Polo here, as a tribute to him and his work. Even in the temple itself you can buy a cup with coins. Then make a wish and then throw one coin into special pots. If there are as many coins as there are pots, your wish will come true.
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