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Layout of Wat Pho
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Wat Pho (Wat Prachetuphon)
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      (Bangkoksite Photos taken on April 4, 1999 and
        September 28, 2001, and June 24, 2005, and
        March 22, 2008).

The Temple of the Reclining Buddha or Wat Pho
(Wat Phra Chetuphon
in Thai) is an important
landmark in Bangkok in the Rattanakosin Area.
Visitors can enjoy the beautiful Buddhist fine arts
and the existing Thai intellect which has descended
from ancient times, taken as an immortal carriers
of knowledge.


Wat Pho - Part 1
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Wat Pho - Part 2

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The Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho was built by the people in the
reign of King Petraja of Ayutthaya in
1688.
It is now 320 years old.

The first great restoration of this old temple
was made by King Rama I of Chakri
Dynastry when Bangkok was first founded
by him. It took 9 years for the restoration.
Later, in the reign of King Rama III, repairing and
extending the main chapel called "Ubosoth" was
largely done.

The Reclining Buddha was built in
1832 in
the reign of King Rama III. The purpose of
the Reclining Buddha is to remind people
to think of the Buddha's Nirvana.

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Wat Pho is open daily between 8.00 a.m.-
5.00 p.m. The admission fee is 50 baht.

See Map of Rattanakosin
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The Sheltered Gate
Phra Ubosoth (Main Chapel)
Kampaengkaew
Phra Prang
Phra Rabieng
Phra Viharn Kod
Single-Bases Chedi
Phra Chedi Rai
Khao Mor
Sala Rai
Belfry
Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn
Temple Museum

The Vihara of the -
Reclining Buddha
Phra Mondop
(The Scripture Hall)
Sala Karn Parien
Missakawan Park
Crocodile Pond
Contorted Hermit Mount
Thai Traditional Medical
  Science
School and Body Massage
Chinese Rock Giant and
  Rockeries or Ballast
Decorative Plants and Herbal
Garden
Wasukri Residence
 

Other Temples :
See Map of Bangkok
BlueDot.gif (59 bytes) Temple of the Emerald Buddha
BlueDot.gif (59 bytes) Wat Pho
BlueDot.gif (59 bytes) Temple of the Dawn
BlueDot.gif (59 bytes) Wat Benchamabophit
BlueDot.gif (59 bytes) Wat Ratchanaddaram
BlueDot.gif (59 bytes) Wat Suthat
BlueDot.gif (59 bytes) Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha)
BlueDot.gif (59 bytes) Wat Ratchabophit
BlueDot.gif (59 bytes) Wat Indravihara
BlueDot.gif (59 bytes) Wat Bovorn Nivet Viharn
BlueDot.gif (59 bytes) Wat Theptidaram
BlueDot.gif (59 bytes) Wat Srakes | Golden Mount
BlueDot.gif (59 bytes) Wat Kalayanmit
BlueDot.gif (59 bytes) Wat Thammongkol

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