Wat Pho – Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Bangkok


Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha is located in the Phra Nakon District of Bangkok. This place is a must visit while you are in Bangkok.


The beautiful statue of Buddha is an impressive 46m long & 15 m high & is covered in Gold leaf. The reclining posture of the Buddha illustrates his passing into Nirvana.


Although the Reclining Buddha is the main attraction of the place, Do take the time out to explore the entire complex. The feel of the entire area is almost ethereal & hosts many statues of Buddha, each more beautiful than the other.


The Wat Pho Complex consists of a two walled compound. The northern side hosts the Reclining Buddha while the Southern side hosts Monks & their School.




Wat Pho is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. The place has traditionally been a center for Traditional Thai medicine. You will find various drawings on the wall depicting points of massage.


The entry costs to the Wat Pho temple is 100 baht & the temple is open to visitors between 8.00 am to 5.00pm.

I highly recommend you take time out & visit the Wat Pho, while you are here. I am sure you will love it as much as I did.


Nong Nooch Pottery Garden.

Nong Nooch is a beautiful tropical botanical garden spread across 500 acres of land in the Chonburi Province of Thailand. The area is like a theme park & is divided into various sections . You have species specific gardens like Cactus, Bonsai, Orchids Tropical Palms on one hand & on the other hand you have an area dedicated to performances like Traditional Thai dances, Elephant shows etc. You can spend an entire day in this place & really have a good time.

The place that stood out for me however & really fascinated me was the area right at the entrance of the Nong Nooch garden – The Pottery Garden. Thousands of clay pots & figurines are arranged together & they look very interesting. Have a look.