Visit the reclining Buddha of Wat Pho, one of the largest and most spectacular statues in the Thailand.
Visit the Reclining Buddha of Wat Pho
The huge statue of the reclining Buddha is placed inside a Wat Pho temple that, according to legend, was made after the sculpture, so that it can be preserved and incorporated in its entirety. The structure is very narrow, but the space present is enough to revolve around the great Buddha figure.
The statue has record size, 46 meters long and 15 meters high, it is among the most majestic in Thailand. To make it, valuable materials have been used, it is covered entirely with gold leaf, and the soles of the feet are covered with mother-of-pearl inlaid with 108 stories from Buddha’s life.
Remember that the sculpture of the reclined Buddha is huge, difficult to photograph in its entirety, but you will be fascinated and enthusiastic about it I assure you!
To access the vast Wat Pho complex and visit the reclining Buddha temple you need to pay a ridiculously priced ticket for the splendor you will visit. Be careful because, like any Buddhist temple, appropriate clothing is also required here and you must enter without shoes as a form of respect.
Useful tips for visiting the reclining Buddha of Wat Pho
You can visit Wat Pho’s reclining Buddha every day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost of the ticket is 200 Baths per person. Free entry for children under the height of 120 cm.
Once entering the precincts of any temple please keep calm and be polite since the temple is a sacred place where religious rites and activities are performed.
Traditional or polite dress is required, while shorts above the knees are prohibited for woman. It is required to take off your shoes and put them on the shelf before entering religious buildings. Women are also prohibited from all areas set aside for monks to perform their rites.
The Buddha image is respected by all Buddhists. In temples and ancient monuments, photos can be taken, but never step on the image. Only permitted officer is allowed to climb up the image to clean and place the offerings.
Trip information for visiting reclining Buddha of Wat Pho
Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimol Mangklaram Rajwaramahawihan GPS: N 13° 44′ 47.429 E 100° 29′ 35.144 Transportation
• Bus Nos. 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 25, 32, 44, 47, 48, 53, 82
• Air-conditioned bus Nos. 1, 6, 7, 8, 12, 44, 48
• Chao phraya Express boat. Get off at Tha Chang pier, Tha Tien Pier or Pak Klong Talad Pier, then walk through Thai Wang Road entrance.