::SPOT:: Giant 46m reclining Buddha – Wat Pho / Bangkok, Thailand

People says that you must go to see reclining Buddha and visit grand palace if you are in Bangkok, just believe this fellas!!!

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∇ Location
Bangkok , Thailand
∇ Address
Th Sanam Chai
∇ How to get there
Ferry: Tha Tien
Taxi
Tuk-tuk
Song-thaw
∇ Admission : 100B(2015/05)
∇ Opening hours
8.30am-6.30pm

∇DON’T FORGET THE DRESS CODE

∇Dress code : DO NOT wear tank, low collar top, shorts, short skirt and flip flop.

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About transportation

  1. Take BTS to station Saphan Taksin then take a little walk to N1 pier.

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2. Take the shuttle boat to N8 pier (Tha Tien)

∗Only the grey, orange and the blue  lines stop by N8 pier.

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3. N8 pier – Tha Tien here we go!!!

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Here are some pics about river scene while taking the shuttle.

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These architectures are varies by the areas…….

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When you get out of the boat, follow the people lol

, get through some souvenir stores and stalls, you’ll see some entrance across the street.

∇Admission: 100 Baht (A free bottled water is included)

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∇You’ll be required to take off your shoes into a plastic bag that provided by staff.

∇Lady who wears shorts will asked to wear a green blouse to cover up.

The chapel and the reclining Buddha were built by Rama III in 1832.

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From the back.

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The soles of the feet of the Buddha are 3 m high and 4.5 m long, and inlaid with mother-of-pearl. They are divided into 108 arranged panels, displaying the auspicious symbols by which Buddha can be identified like flowers, dancers, white elephants, tigers and altar accessories.

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20 Baht for a bowl of coins, there are 108 bronze bowls in the corridor indicating the 108 auspicious characters of Buddha. People drop coins in these bowls as it is believed to bring good fortune, and to help the monks maintain the wat.— wikipedia

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It was too bad that I only visited the reclining Buddha because of afternoon thundershower… 😦

Take you time here for the marvelous architectures and give yourself a professional massage in here.

Where to go next (close to Wat pho)?

  1. Grand palace
  2. Wat Arun
  3. Asiatique
  4. Lebua hotel Sky bar
  5. Night view of Wat Arun

How to go to grand palace:

∇On foot about 15 mins.

∇By bus (No. 1, 32, 53, 44, 47,82, 91, 123, 508)

Remember to bring a umbrella with you while during the rain season in Thailand 🙂

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