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Wat Pho: The Temple of the Reclining Buddha

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

Tel:+662221 2974, +662225 4771, +662222 0933

Service hours: 08:00-17:00

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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.

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Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

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