Wat Pho (Bangkok)

Inside Wat Pho’ lies the statue and probably one of the most instagramm-ed pictures

Overlooking Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn, to visit next trip) on Chao Phraya river while making our way to Wat Pho to visit the lying buddha.

At the entrance to Wat Pho temple

The surrounding within Wat Pho temple compound.

Another small temple within Wat Pho compound.

Grand Palace view from the road outside. We underestimated the entrance fees, it is now 500 THB for a foreigner, 50 THB remains only for locals. I didn’t visit enter the Grand Palace in the end. Oh well…

Transport:

i. By cab straight from your hotel to the temple

ii. Take BTS to Thaksin stop, get down and follow the crowd to Central Pier. At the pier, there will be a long long queue for the boat ride past mid morning, so get there as early as possible. Pay boat fare only on the boat when the conductor comes around.

Dresscode: 
Knee length skirt or full length pants for females; after knee length shorts/full length pants for males. No sandals for both sexes.

Must visit:

i. The reclining Buddha of course.

ii. Traditional Thai massage housed within Wat Pho compound is a great place to rejuvenate. We each tried 1 hour full body massage at about ~S$18, the masseuse knew exactly where and how to unblock the ‘bad knots’ around the body with a firm touch. If you are a massage junkie, you have to come here.

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