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Layout of Wat Pho
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
GPS 13.74615, 100.49275
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
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.
Wat Pho is open daily between 8.00 a.m.-
5.00 p.m. The admission fee is 50 baht.
See Map of Rattanakosin
The Sheltered Gate
Phra Ubosoth (Main Chapel)
Phra Viharn Kod
Phra Chedi Rai
Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn
The Vihara of the -
(The Scripture Hall)
Sala Karn Parien
Contorted Hermit Mount
Thai Traditional Medical
School and Body Massage
Chinese Rock Giant and
Rockeries or Ballast
Decorative Plants and Herbal