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.
Very nice and serene place to visit. Be ready for the ride going out. Use grab if you have the app than getting on a tuktuk and taxi which they'll normally charge you double of what grab might want
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Wofo Temple is very close to the Grand Palace and can be visited together. Do not wear bare legs or sleeveless clothes when entering a temple. So you need to wear skirts or pants. However, in hot weather, short packages can be prepared and replaced at the end of the game. Entering the main building of the temple also requires taking off your shoes and entering barefoot. Plastic bags will be provided for tourists to carry. It is also very humane to receive free bottled frozen mineral water at designated locations with tickets to the sleeping Buddhist temple. The reclining Buddha is so huge that it is awesome. It happened that I also met the master who was speaking in the room. Because it was Thai, I couldn't understand it at all. Some tourists also sit down and listen, feeling the purity of the soul.
Wo Buddha Temple has a history of more than 200 years. The main hall of the temple is dedicated to a 46-meter-long, 15-meter-high sleeping Buddha with 108 Buddha statues carved on the soles of its feet; besides the main hall, there are four beautifully decorated Buddha pagodas and dozens of small pagodas; the temple has a famous Thai massage school, but it takes at least 1.5 hours to queue up to pick up the Buddha. Tickets for Wofo Temple are 100 baht. Each person receives a bottle of mineral water by ticket. It is very close to the Grand Palace and the King Zheng Temple. You can arrange a tour on the same day.
Interestingly speaking, Wofo Temple is actually very close to the Grand Palace, but we are free travel, parents are not physically strong, after visiting the Grand Palace in the morning, we went back to the hotel after rest, and then we went back to Wofo Temple later in the afternoon. Fortunately, there were not many people in the Buddhist Temple in the afternoon. There are several very good places in Wofo Temple, one is the super large Wofo inside, which is really not good for photography; the other is the drinking water in the door, which is really super delicious; the third is lucky enough to catch up with their ceremony, which can be felt on the spot; the fourth is that the place feels not big, but the scenery is diverse and can be turned around; the fifth is that there is a massage school inside which can experience Thai massage. These scenic spots in Bangkok have the highest cost performance ratio.
Wo Buddha Temple, a place of solemn purity, has a unique feeling for people who believe in it. Buddha, tall and solemn. It gives people a sense of strength and dignity. Tickets are not too expensive for individuals. To go to Bangkok, you have to go to at least one place where you can make your world more religious.