Wat Pho, or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is a particularly ancient temple in Bangkok. The temple is located next to the south side of the Grand Palace. A stroll through the temple shows how each building is expertly crafted. The towering stupa, the red-roofed temple, and the temple with a red, green, and gold Thai-style curving roof are amazing. The temple is famous for two reasons. One is the large reclining Buddha on the altar in the temple. The iron-cast statue is 46 meters long and 15 meters high. The statue is gilded and adorned with gems, and almost occupies all of the space in the Great Hall. The other reason why the temple is famous is because you can enjoy an authentic traditional Thai massage here.
Compared with the crowded palace, I prefer the sleeping Buddha Temple next to it. Apart from its exquisite architecture, the main reason is that the best massage in Thailand is in the sleeping Buddha temple. It is the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok, with the largest reclining Buddha and the largest number of Buddhist statues and pagodas in Bangkok. The sleeping Buddha in Wofo Temple is 46 meters long, 5 meters long and 1.5 meters wide. 108 auspicious patterns are inlaid with the shell of the mother of pearl. Tickets are only 100 baht for one fifth of the Grand Palace, and the name of the origin of Thai massage can be repeated. And the massage price is cheap and the whole body massage is 80 RMB per hour. The price of massage in China is only one third of that in China.
The Wofo Temple is situated near the Grand Palace and can be visited together. We were really hot when we went, so you remember to do a good job of sun protection. Ticket 100 for Wofo Temple, with a bottle of ice water. It is suggested that the time of play should be about two hours. If you want to experience the traditional Thai massage, you can also experience it directly in the massage school inside the sleeping Buddhist temple. The ancient Thai massage here is the most authentic. It is quite economical to calculate more than 80 RMB per hour at the current exchange rate. Speaking of the sleeping Buddhist temple, I personally feel that it is very worthwhile to play. There are 99 pagodas of different sizes in the tower. They are colorful and exquisitely crafted. I like them very much. Secondly, I couldn't photograph the whole Big Sleeping Buddha. It's golden. To use one word to describe it is probably blinding my dog's eyes. On that day, we came out of Wofo Temple and saw a very interesting souvenir shop, Siam Exotique, in the back door. If you don't have much time to stay in Bangkok like me, you can bring home souvenirs for your seven aunts and eight grandmothers, and the children who are waiting for me to return. The price is not expensive. I picked out some elephants and the postcards were all hundreds of baht. There are also many beautiful Kong Dance masks. The boss can speak Chinese and pay by Wechat. It's worth visiting.
It is worth recommending, and the cost-effective ratio is relatively high. Walking from the Grand Palace to the Wofo Temple is very close, tickets can also receive mineral water. It was very exciting to see such a big reclining Buddha for the first time. It was also interesting to spend 20 baht on a small bowl of gold coins to follow the crowd and put them into the whole row of bowls.
Among the sleeping Buddhist temples, there are many Buddhist pagodas. The size of the pagodas adds up to nearly one hundred. These pagodas are covered with gold foil or painted porcelain. The four pagodas are particularly spectacular. The stone tablets written on the corridor pillars, walls and halls of the Wofo Temple on the history of the temple, Buddhist history, prescriptions, literature and other aspects form another unique landscape in the Wofo Temple. Many knowledge that has been difficult to find among the people can be found here. Therefore, Wofo Temple has the name of "Thailand's first university". When Lama I first rebuilt temples and temples, he collected more than 1,000 fragmented Buddhist statues of different sizes and gathered craftsmen from the imperial city to put them in good condition. When Rama III made the second large-scale maintenance and construction, he carved the common sense of Thai domestic life on the monastery stone tablets up to now. Nowadays, Wofo Temple is the largest and oldest monastery in Bangkok.
This is one of my favourite places to visit in Bangkok. The temple is so beautiful, the view is great. Just try to avoid peak times or times when there is a Chinese tour group in there. They will literally knock you and your kid off your feet. Very pushy and rude.
Very good luck with that you have time for lunch!
At the end of 2015, I went to this place twice a day, because I wanted to go to the Grand Palace during the day, but when it was closed late, I went to the Wofo Temple to play for a while. The ticket was 100b. I just can't understand why such a large Buddha was placed in such a small palace, no matter from any angle. During the day, it was very busy. There were company activities and local pupils coming to play. In the evening, I took part in a tram night tour. I didn't look carefully when I ordered it. There was this scenic spot, and it could also be entered at night. There were very few people in the evening. But at night, when the tour guide explained, he knew that all the towers inside were the tombs of the rich people of the princes and nobles. Suddenly, I felt a little afraid and didn't dare to walk too much. By the way, the tram night tour will help us understand the traveling mentality of the Chinese people, explain on the road, take pictures at the scenic spots, gather for a while, and then go to the next scenic spot after the gathering. It's all English commentary. Maybe people all over the world travel like this. My comment has passed more than a year and is still under review. It's estimated that it won't pass.
有着传统庙宇寺院结构，糅合泰国庙宇建筑特色，色彩缤纷的外墙，精雕细琢的细节，金碧辉煌的建筑，令人目不暇给，驻足观赏。 震撼巨型的卧佛像令人叹为观止，典雅庄严，寺内墙壁图案富有民族色彩，充分感受泰国佛教的文化。 泰国寺庙一般下午五时就关门，wat pho附近还有其他庙宇，如果想全部参观，建议预先计划安排好时间。
Comparing with the crowded palace, the sleeping Buddha temple, which is only ten minutes away from walking, is quiet. The 100 baht admission ticket, including a bottle of free pick-up ticket for mineral water, is also very cost-effective. The sleeping Buddha here is really spectacular. The mobile phone can't take the whole picture, and it seems impolite to take the Buddha statue. So it gives up shooting and quietly walks around the Buddha statue for a visit. You can see the Royal Massage Academy in Wofo Temple. The Thai massage here has a high cost-effective rate. Compared with the small massage shops outside, it is more regular. 260 baht can experience half an hour of traditional Thai massage. If you are tired, you may as well stretch your muscles and bones under this experience.
After visiting the Grand Palace, you can walk along the outer wall for 10 minutes. The tickets are only 100B, and there are no tour groups full of people. They are relatively free to travel and foreign visitors. They are quiet and can be observed quietly. The biggest feature of the monastery is the super-large statue of the Buddha lying in bed. It needs to take off shoes when entering. There are shoe bags at the entrance, which can be carried around. Compared with the great palace, the monastery is located at the entrance. It is relatively safe to hear that expensive shoes have been taken away by guides. Of course, there are all kinds of beautiful pagodas. We happened to meet the Canal Tourism Festival held in the temple that afternoon. Many cameras recorded the festival. It seems that many officials attended the festival. There were performances and free drinks and delicious food. If you don't want to see too much noise and Buddhist temples, here is a good choice. There is a couple cart selling fried chicken legs at the door. It's super delicious. As long as it's 20B, I regret not buying one more.