Glittering gold, beautiful well-kept buildings. Visitors must dress appropriately with shoulders and legs covered. Shoes must be taken off before entering the building. There are toilet facilities at all of the buildings.
Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
This is Bangkok's largest temple. The huge 46 metre gold leaf reclining Buddha with inlaid mother-of-pearl soles is highly revered among Buddhists. The feet of the Buddha statue are three meters long and are decorated with the laksanas or characteristics of Lord Buddha, depicted in mother of pearl.
In addition to the temple itself, Wat Pho’s
compound contains a beautifully designed
garden complete with fountains, statues and
tiny trees as well as a massage centre. People
travel to the massage school at Wat Pho from
all over Thailand to study the art of massage
from the famous instructors here and gain
the much coveted certificate, which allows
them to practice massage all over the world.