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Wat Pho 

Bangkok, Thailand

Down the road from the Grand Palace is Wat Pho. Though not as popular as the Grand Palace, it is certainly worth a visit! Was Pho is believed to have been built in the 16th century. It served as The Royal Temple of King Rama I of Chakri Dynasty. The temple complex displays over 1,000 images of Buddha and allows you to explore a multitude of chides, shrines, murals and halls. It is most famous for the the 46 meter long, “Reclining Buddha”. 

The Reclining Buddha is 15 meters tall and 46 meters long. Covered in gold, it is one of the largest Buddha statues in Thailand! The soles of Buddha’s feet are intricately carved with holy signs and inlaid with mother-of-pearl. If you bring some coins, you can drop them into the 108 bronze bowls that represent the 108 characters of Buddha. Not only will it help bring you good fortune, but your donation will help maintain the temple complex. 

Wat Pho is also the home of the nation's first public university and one of the earliest Thai Massage schools.

Like the Grand Palace, a dress code is required to visit the Reclining Buddha. For more information regarding dress code, hours, ticketing, and more, visit the official website!

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