Temple of the Reclining Buddha Bangkok

Wat Pho in Bangkok Temple of Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho in Bangkok Temple of Reclining Buddha Wat Po, is a Buddhist temple complex in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Rattanakosin district directly to the south of the Grand Palace occupying a 50-acre site . You can get here buy taxi, Tuk Tuk or by long boat on the river.

Entry fee for a farang tourist the Reclining Buddha Bangkok is 100THB. On a hot day you will get a voucher for a free bottle of water.

Wat Pho is Bangkok’s oldest temple, dating back to 1688 and the reign of King Petraja of Ayutthaya.

Note the dress code: no shorts and shoulders should be covered.

The highlight at this temple is obviously the reclining Buddha, with it’s amazing stats of 15 metres tall, 46 metres long, so large it feels like it has been squeezed into the building.

The Buddha’s feet are 5 metres long and exquisitely decorated in mother-of-pearl illustrations of auspicious ‘laksanas’ (characteristics) of the Buddha.

Wat Pho in Bangkok Temple of Reclining BuddhaPhoto opportunities of the Reclining Buddha is difficult, as the throng of tourists is strong. There isn’t really a good time to attend as it is high on the list for many large tour companies.

There are however plenty of places within the grounds to sit back and chill away from the hordes and enjoy a moment of silence.