Wat Pho

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If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll already know that we had S’s family over recently. We always knew that they were planning to come over but unsure of when that would be, we made sure we saved a few sightseeing spots so that we could experience them for the first time, together. One of those places was Wat Pho. Officially named as Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan, Wat Pho is one of the oldest Wats in Bangkok and holds an impressive temple, situated in beautiful grounds, that houses the Reclining Buddha.

Standing at 15m tall, 43m long, and covered in gold leaf, the Reclining Buddha is an impressive feat, and one that attracts an array of people from all over the globe, making it a very busy place to go. However if you step away from the temple that houses the Reclining Buddha, and explore your surroundings, you will see an array of beautiful multicoloured chedis, ornate carvings, freshly shined statues and students sat quietly in the grounds painting their surroundings. It’s a busy day out, but one that is definitely worth it.

Wat Pho is open from 8:00-17:00 and costs just 100฿ to get in. Just be sure to cover your shoulders and legs out of respect, when inside the temple.