Wat Pho or “Temple of the Reclining Buddha” is the oldest royal temple in Rattanakosin Kingdom. It is located on the South of the Grand Palace/Wat Phra Kaew complex. It houses a huge Reclining Buddha which represent the position of Buddha when he passed away and went to Nirvana after death. Moreover, Wat Pho contains more than a thousand of Buddha statues that were collected from destroyed temples in Ayudthaya era and old-time temples in SukhoThai era as well as the collections of traditional Thai knowledge regarding to language, cuisine, medicine especially Thai massage. It is also known as the birthplace of Thai massage. You’ll find stone statues showing different poses of massage techniques.
Location: Sanamchai Road, Bangkok 10200
Operating hours: 8:00 am – 18:30 pm
Admission fee for foreigners: 100 Baht
Important note: Make sure you wear appropriate clothing. Pants or dress/skirt must extend knee length. Top has to fully cover shoulders. No bare foot.
How to get there from KMUTT:
The best way to get there from KMUTT is to take Uber or Taxi.
Wat Pho is located on the south of the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. It is within a 2-min short walk across the Sanamchai road from the complex. Please see the directions by bus and boat mentioned previously.