Thailand Tour 2013
Bangkok | Thailand
21 Nov 2013 | Thu
Day 36 of 43
Wat Pho Bangkok
Wat Pho Bangkok is a stunning temple complex located in Thailand’s capital city. It is one of the oldest and largest temples in Thailand, having been built in the 16th century during the Ayutthaya period. The impressive structure covers an area of about 80,000 square meters, making it one of the most significant temple complexes in all of Southeast Asia.
Wat Pho is home to many unique features such as a giant reclining Buddha statue that measures 46 meters long, 15 meters high, and covered with gold leaf. The grounds also contain more than 1,000 Buddha images made from various materials including stone, bronze, and wood.
One of Wat Pho’s main attractions is its traditional Thai massage school, where visitors can learn traditional Thai massage techniques as well as the philosophy behind them.