Before I went to Bangkok, several people told me I needed to go to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Doing some more research, I discovered it is more commonly known in Thailand as Wat Pho. Since I knew it was a must-see, I didn’t do much research on it before I went. Words can not accurately describe this place and it is something you must do in Bangkok. Yes, it is a large tourist attraction, but for good reason. In order to understand what you are looking at, I highly recommend hiring a guide at the temple. I think I paid 170 Baht for a 45-minute tour, which did not include the 100 Baht entry fee. There isn’t any signage inside the temple, so this was helpful as he explained what all the different Buddha stood for and how they built the temple. As always, I recommend you look up!
I hope this gives you a good idea of what Wat Pho is like. Have you been to Wat Pho in Bangkok? What did you think?
Getting there: I took a taxi to get to Wat Pho in Bangkok, which I don’t recommend due to traffic, but I was trying to not get sweaty before an event later that night. You can get there on public transportation although I am not sure if takes less time than a taxi depending on where you are in the city. Take the Skytrain to Saphan Taksin Station S6. (Silom Line), take Exit 2 and go to Chao Phraya River Express Boat Pier. Take the boat heading to Tien Pier (N.8) and walk straight to Wat Pho. You should allow for at least an hour in Wat Pho. Be prepared to take off your shoes in every temple inside Wat Pho.
The tour was included in our hotel and they have picked us up with their mini van and tour around the City.
Have you seen there is a similarity between the road in France going to Triomphe de Arc and the road going to the temple? Our tour guide says they have meant it to look that way. 🙂
That sounds like a great hotel! I must of approached the temple from a different way because I didn’t notice. But I may have also not been paying attention. Haha.
clientes como su ayudado mí. Gran trabajo.
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Agree Wat Pho is a must see when in Bangkok and I did prefer it over Grand Palace.