Exciting little spot with lots of interesting architecture besides the reclining Buddha. Easy to get to via Metro and water taxi.
When we first arrived we didn't actually know anything about Wat Pho except that it is a destination worth checking out. We were amazed! The giant golden Buddha is a sight to behold, and it's not exactly easy to even see the whole Buddha at once! But beyond the Buddha, there are also scores of smaller buildings and temples throughout... More
This has to be on any tour of Bangkok. I usually am not in awe of much, hey I'm a New Yorker. But the spectacle of a golden Buddah a 1/2 a block long decked out in golden leaf is inspiring.
After the horrible crowds at the Grand Palace, we found Wat Po to be a pleasant relief. Easy to get to, not too crowded. The various Buddha temples in this Wat were nicely done and interesting to look at, especially the huge sleeping Buddha. We had no troubles with scam artists, and our shoes were not stolen. A nicer visit... More
Fabulous, no matter how many times you visit. The grounds are fantastic to wander about - it is busy and yet calm. A must for every visitor - take time to wander about outside before heading to the river - great local feel.
Although known obviously for the reclining Buddha, there are lots of interesting smaller side temples which are worth your while and can actually be even more interesting than the main attraction. Read up on some buddhist symbols and their meaning and it will make for a much better experience and you will be able to better understand some of the... More
Wat Pho was significantly less touristy than the Grand Palace. They give you a bag to put your shoes in so you don't have to leave them outside and you get a free bottle of water with your ticket!
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