Wat Pho, Bangkok

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2 Sanamchai Road, Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, Bangkok 10200 +66 2 226 0335
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  • Fah artificial flower from Supanburi Province

    by Pimchanok Written Dec 14, 2015

    Fah artificial flower from Supanburi Province offers a special price on Fabric Flower. You can purchase the beautiful flowers at “Gifts for daddy and New Year’s gifts” event at at Khlong Phadung Krungkasem market located near the Government House on December 1st – 24th, 2015 at 10 am to 7pm. For more information please contact www.facebook.com/khlongphadungkrungkasem

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  • “Gift box”

    by Pimchanok Written Dec 14, 2015

    “Gift box” contains artificial flowers with nice decoration which is a great New Year’s gift. You can buy the “Gift Box” at “Gifts for daddy and New Year’s gifts” event at at Khlong Phadung Krungkasem market located near the Government House on December 1st – 24th, 2015 at 10 am to 7pm. For more information please contact www.facebook.com/khlongphadungkrungkasem

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  • Khlong Phadung Krungkasem market

    by Pimchanok Written Dec 13, 2015

    We would like to invite you to walk around, shopping, and tasting food at “ Gifts for Daddy and New Year’s Gifts” event at at Khlong Phadung Krungkasem market located near the Government House on December 1st – 24th , 2015 at 10 am to 7pm . Divided in 2 periods, the first one is on December 1st-12th, 2015 comes with the theme of Gifts for Daddy. The second one is on December 13th -24th, 2015 as a theme of New Year’s Gifts. Every 300 Baht of your purchasing per shop get one price from lucky draw station and able to get free wrap. For more information please contact www.facebook.com/khlongphadungkrungkasem

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  • BIG-sized ROTI from Satool Province

    by Pimchanok Written Dec 7, 2015

    BIG-sized ROTI from Satool Province is another menu that you cannot miss. This Roti is huge, crispy, delicious and more special than common Roti that we used to taste.You can find the Roti at “OTOP TO AEC … Heritage of Thailand from Local to Global” event at Khlong Phadung Krungkasem market located near the Government House on November 3rd -25th,2015.
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  • Silk is a very interesting OTOP item

    by Pimchanok Written Dec 6, 2015

    Silk is a very interesting OTOP item because Thai silk is one of a kind that is totally different than any other silk around the world and it is very unique. You can purchase various kind of Thai Silk from all provinces at “OTOP TO AEC … Heritage of Thailand from Local to Global” event at Khlong Phadung Krungkasem market located near the Government House on November 3rd -25th,2015.
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    by Pimchanok Written Dec 6, 2015

    Fresh seafood from Paknam, Suratanee Province! There are fresh huge oysters, super-sized prawns and many more items. You can purchase them at “OTOP TO AEC … Heritage of Thailand from Local to Global” event at Khlong Phadung Krungkasem market located near the Government House on November 3rd -25th,2015.
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  • Fresh seafood from Paknam, Suratanee Province!

    by Pimchanok Written Dec 6, 2015

    Fresh seafood from Paknam, Suratanee Province! There are fresh huge oysters, super-sized prawns and many more items. You can purchase them at “OTOP TO AEC … Heritage of Thailand from Local to Global” event at Khlong Phadung Krungkasem market located near the Government House on November 3rd -25th,2015.
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    Wat Pho

    by jckim Written May 10, 2015

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    My favorite place in Bangkok.
    There are many beautiful and colorful chedi!

    Wat Pho is situated behind the Grand Palace, near the Tha Tien Pier. It is a large temple that was originally called Wat Photharam and was built during the Ayutthaya Period. King Rama I ordered its complete restoration in 1789 and installed many Buddha images that were removed from abandoned temples in other parts of the country.

    Phone: +66 2 226 0335

    Website: http://www.watpho.com/

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    Wat Pho

    by antistar Written Mar 16, 2015

    Home to dozens of cats and the royal ashes, Wat Pho is one of Thailands largest and most impressive temple complexes. The centrepiece is the Reclining Buddha - an immense golden statue, lying on its side with a contented smile. Standing guard within the compound are several Farang (foreigner) statues, possessed off sly smiles and mischievous eyes.

    Address: 2 Sanamchai Road, Grand Palace Subdistrict

    Directions: Next door to the Grand Palace.

    Phone: +66 2 226 0335

    Website: http://www.watpho.com/

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    Wat Pho - Reclining Buddha

    by blueskyjohn Updated Oct 5, 2014

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    The most famous attraction at Wat Pho is the Reclining Buddha. The Buddha is 15 meters high and 43 meters long. The impressive feet of the Buddha are 3 meters high and 4.5 meters long. The feet have 108 auspicious symbols on the bottom. Lined along the inner wall of the temple is 108 bowls. Visitors can purchase coins to drop in the bowls that is believed to bring good fortune.

    It is quite a scene. A few things to note. There several signs inside the temple warning visitors to mind their belonging and be alert as pick-pocket artist have been known to work and steal from people as they admire the Buddha. Also, I would recommend bringing a wide angle lens to capture the entire Buddha.

    Address: Tha Tien Pier, Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

    Directions: The entrance to Wat Pho is on Chetuphon road.

    Phone: 02-221-991

    Website: http://www.watpho.com/index.php?lang=en

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    Wat Pho -Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn

    by blueskyjohn Updated Oct 5, 2014

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    These four large pagodas are located just inside the white wall. Each is a dedication to one of the King Rama's I to IV and all are the same height at 42 meters. Each is decorated in mosaic tile with a different color theme for each.

    The green tile mosaic pagoda is Phra Maha Chedi Sri Sanpetdayarn , built in the reign of King Rama I containing relics of Lord Buddha

    The one with white-tile mosaic is Phra Maha Chedi Dilok Dhammakaroknitarn, representing the reign of King Rama II, was built by his son, King Rama III.

    The yellow tile mosaic pagoda, Phra Maha Chedi Muni Batborikharn, is also built by King Rama III for his own reign and for the praise of Buddha.

    The dark blue tile mosaic, Phra Maha Chedi Song Phra Srisuriyothai, represents the reign of King Rama IV or King Mongkut.

    Address: Tha Tien Pier, Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

    Directions: The entrance to Wat Pho is on Chetuphon road.

    Phone: 02-221-991

    Website: http://www.watpho.com/index.php?lang=en

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    Wat Pho

    by blueskyjohn Updated Oct 5, 2014

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    Wat Pho is one of the most important temples in Bangkok. It's official name is Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn. The Wat Pho name comes from the temples previous name, Wat Photharam. Thankfully, someone decided to use Wat Pho instead of the official name. The Wat Pho complex covers an area of about 20 acres and is very close to the Grand Palace.

    The main attraction at Wat Pho is the Reclining Buddha. Other things of note are that there are 99 Chedi throughout the complex. There are 4 large Phra Maha Stupas which are dedications to King Rama I through IV.

    It cost 100 Baht to enter Wat Pho. This is not bad considering that after you enter, you are given a free bottle of water and a free access code for wifi. The complex is open daily from 8:30am to 6:30pm.

    There are a few rules stressed when you arrive, most of all is to dress appropriately. There are signs posted for women not to wear shorts, short skirts nor shirts that expose the shoulders or back. It is hot in Bangkok and I observed many tourist not prepared for this. These rules are more towards anyone that wants to enter a temple, not just the grounds. Before entering the temple, all should remove shoes, hats and most temples will provide a robe for women to cover their legs and shoulders if they are exposed.

    Address: Tha Tien Pier, Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

    Directions: The entrance to Wat Pho is on Chetuphon road.

    Phone: 02-221-991

    Website: http://www.watpho.com/index.php?lang=en

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    Temple of Reclining Buddha

    by GracesTrips Updated Aug 29, 2014

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    Wow, it's really, really big! And, very, very gold! What a sight! It's not very far from the Grand Palace so you should see both on the same day to maximize your site seeing. After visiting one or the other, a tuk-tuk drivers might concoct a story that you can't visit the other temple just at that moment because of some national ceremony going on. He'll offer to take you to other sites and bring you back. Don't buy into this - see my Bangkok travel page for the tuk-tuk story. Anyway, this is definitely something you should see if you go to Bangkok. The temple grounds are also quite a sight to see as well.

    When we were there, there was some speech over the PA system on the grounds. It appeared one of the monks were speaking about something. Other Thai people were sitting around or napping on the premises in designated areas. These areas were marked "For Thai People Only".

    See more pics on my travelogue.

    Address: Tha Tien Pier, Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

    Directions: The entrance to Wat Pho is on Chetuphon road. Entrance is 20B. It's open every day, opening hours are from 08.00am to 5.00pm, with a break from 12.00pm to 1.00pm.

    Phone: 02-221-991

    Website: http://www.discoverthailand.com/

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  • The land of Scams(Scam scam every where)

    by 1aeprk Written Aug 3, 2014

    Grand Palace. and wat pho......The well known place for scammers, cheaters mafia....Don't get any advice from English speaking thai men,tuk tuk guy etc.Don't be fool by taking their advice to visit lucky budha,jeweler export shops last day offer, long tailed boat etc.Dont listen to 'the temple is closed'. Who ever you meet all will be part of the same mafia, they cheat you in frond of grand palace or wat pho .The CCTV of grand palace is not going to help you. Nobody will help you including the police because they think making money is very difficult thing for Thais and you tourists/ foreigners(farang in thai) have enough excess money .

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    QUIET, THE BUDDHA IS RESTING

    by davidjo Written Aug 2, 2014

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    The magnificent Phra Buddhasaiyas (Reclining Buddha) is 49 m long and 12 m high (or 46m X 15m, depending who you believe) and is housed in the oldest and largest Buddhist Temple in Bangkok and was created during Rama III restoration. Gold plating covers the Buddhas body while inlay pearl decorates his eyes and soles of his feet, and to top it all, the bottoms of his feet are decorated with 108 scenes in Chinese and Indian styles. This is because 108 is an auspicious number as it refers to the 108 positive actions that led Buddha to perfection. His feet are 5 meters long, by the way. There are 108 bronze bowls lining the wall and you may purchase a bag of coins to drop in the bowls as it is supposed to bring you luck. However if you don't receive good luck the money goes towards the restoration of the Wat.

    Address: Tha Tien Pier, Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

    Directions: The entrance to Wat Pho is on Chetuphon road. Entrance is 20B. It's open every day, opening hours are from 08.00am to 5.00pm, with a break from 12.00pm to 1.00pm.

    Phone: 02-221-991

    Website: http://www.discoverthailand.com/

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    Jul 1, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    Currently (June 2014), The entrance fee is 100Baht. It's open every day, opening hours are from 08.00am to 6.30pm. The automated information for Wat Pho should be updated to this.