Wat Pho is my favourite temple in Bangkok. It’s low key and beautiful. We did the Grand Palace in the morning and then Wat Pho right after. The walk between the two is about 12-17 minutes. No need for a tuk-tuk, just walk it and enjoy the sights.
Once inside the temple we headed straight to the back for a 30 minute Thai massage. Well worth the money and a great way to relax in the air conditioning.
Beautiful Buddhas and such extravagant displays.
The bag of shoes – most of the sights or temples require you to take off your shoes. Right outside they have room for you to store them and then in you go. The Reclining Buddha isn’t like that at all. You need to put your shoes in a bag and carry them. Why? Because it’s too busy and there isn’t any room for the shoes to be stored. Plus, because of the congestion in the area from all the people it’s easier for pick-pockets to make a living. Keep an eye on your goods.
The Reclining Buddha is far, far bigger than the Emerald Buddha at the Grand Palace. This one is so large it’s a challenge to get a decent picture. Above is the line to get a full shot of the Buddha. This is Wat Pho’s most visited sight. Many of the other’s are less busy and rarely even have people in them. The calmness of this temple is unmatched by any other – it’s great.
Well, that’s Wat Pho. I hope you enjoyed the pictures and be sure to visit if you’re in Bangkok and have time. You could pull a typical tourist and just pop in and see the Reclining Buddha and then jet, yet the rest of the grounds have so much to offer, too. Don’t miss it. See you again soon. Bye!