Bangkok
 
Sightseeing
Majestic temple.

Built on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, Wat Pho is the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok. Built in the 16th century, it was rebuilt in 1781 and restored in 1839. This temple is top of the must-see list for visitors to Thailand. Within a large compound, the temple complex comprises stupas, Buddhist sacred monuments and the Ubosot temple. It houses a statue of Buddha, whose base contains the ashes of King Rama I.

However the most impressive element of the temple complex is the giant Reclining Buddha, a 46 metre long, 15 metre high statue covered in gold leaf. His sandals, inlaid with mother of pearl, bring good luck to those that touch them. You will be amazed by the gigantic golden Buddha: it has to be seen to be believed.

All year long :
    Every day, from 08:00 to 18:30

Admission prices :
    100

Address
2 Sanamchai Road
10100 Bangkok

Phone number
00 66 2 226 0335

Fax
00 66 2 226 0370

Website
http://www.watpho.com

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