Wat Pho Bangkok Thailand

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Walk with ChaMike in Wat Pho, Bangkok

Because we only had one full day in Bangkok, Mike and I had a quick temple tour in the morning and then we spent the whole afternoon shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market. Although I've been to Wat Pho twice, now thrice, I'd still want Mike to visit this temple. I'm certain he will be amazed by the wonders it offers and I was totally right.

Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple also known as the Temple of the Golden Reclining Buddha. Wat Pho is one of the most, if not the most, popular Buddhist Temples in the city. Well known for the grandness of the reclining buddha which measures 36 meters long and is covered in gold leaf. Wat Pho is just located behind the Grand Palace

How to go to Wat Pho
Wat Pho is a few minutes walk from the Grand Palace. We went here via complimentary Tuk-tuk ride from the Hotel

Opening Hours
8:00 am- 5:00 pm (massage available until 6pm)

Entrance Fee
100 Baht

100 Baht with free bottled water
This is posted almost everywhere in Thailand
No footwear when entering the Golden Reclining Buddha
The Golden Reclining Buddha
You never cease to amaze me!
Mike was in awe
ChaMike <3
You can change your 20 Baht bill to get the coins as offering
Putting one coin each bowl for wishes
Exploring the temple
Aside from the reclining buddha the complex has other sights
Appreciating this Wat Pho courtyard

The temple is quite relaxing

Behind me are Chedis decorated in ceramic pottery flowers and colorful tiles
Around the temple there are 394 gilded golden Buddha images
Mike with the Buddha in lotus position
My turn
Wat Pho is also a school and residence for monks
Fertility statue :)
Phra Ubusot
Main hall where they perform rituals
After the tour we availed of the free water
Complimentary bottled water
Hello, we're on camera!
The short trip to Wat Pho made ChaMike appreciate Thai's local culture and belief.

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