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Wat Pho: The Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho: The Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Categories: Local Destinations > Temples & Other Religious Sites

Address: Bangkok, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand See map

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Wat Pho is known as Wat Phra Chetuphon, and as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, an image that depicts the Buddha's passing into Nirvana. The gold-plated Reclining Buddha is 46 metres long and 15 metres high. The eyes and feet are decorated with mother-of-pearl. Carvings in the feet depict the 108 characteristics of Buddha. The temple is a centre of Thai traditional massage. A regular massage costs 250 baht an hour, while a herbal hot compress massage costs 350 baht an hour. A 30-hour Thai traditional massage course can be completed in 10 to 15 days for about 4,500 baht.

  • Service hours

    08:00 to 17:00

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  • Address

    Bangkok, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

  • Phone number

    +66 (0) 2221 2974 +66 (0) 2225 4771 +66 (0) 2222 0933 

  • Fax number

    +66 (0) 22254771 

  • Email

    watpottm@netscape.net 

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