Wat Pho(Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Rajwaramahawihan)

   
Bangkok
(4.5)
Start : $0.00
Recommended duration : 1 hr 00 min

Opening Hours

- Open Daily : 08.30 - 17.30.

- Wat Po Thai Traditional Medical School(Thai Massage Service), Operating hour : 08.00 - 17.00.


Description

- Officially named Wat Prachetuphon Vimon Mangkararam, Wat Pho was believed to be founded during the 16th century and was later served as The Royal Temple of King Rama I of Chakri Dynasty.

- Wat Pho is located on Sanam Chai road and Maharaj road next to the Grand Palace. 

- Wat Pho is not only one of the most visited Buddhist temples in Bangkok but it is where history, medical science and educational institute combined.

- Wat Pho is, among Thais, also known as the nation first public university thanks to 1,360 marble inscriptions about medical, historical and liberal sciences places all around the temple where the people can read and learn anytime. 

- Marble inscriptions about medical sciences, anatomy and orthopedics are the origins of Wat Pho Thai traditional massage principles, which has made Wat Pho a world famous site. The traditional service, nowadays, is also available at the nearby pavilion. in 2008, Wat Pho was listed UNESCO Memory of the World (MOW) as a documentary heritage for Asia and Pacific Region.

- Tourists are appreciated to dress politely, no shorts, although trousers are permitted.

Credit : https://thai.tourismthailand.org/

Photo : https://www.watpho.com


You need to know

Tips for Visitors

  - Once entering the precincts of any temple please keep calm and be polite since the temple is a sacred place where religious rites and activities are performed.

  - Traditional or polite dress is required, while shorts above the knees are prohibited for woman. It is required to take off your shoes and put them on the shelf before entering religious buildings. Women are also prohibited from all areas set aside for monks to perform their rites.

  - The Buddha image is respected by all Buddhists. In temples and ancient monuments, photos can be taken, but never step on the image. Only permitted officer is allowed to climb up the image to clean and place the offerings.

  - For monks, visitors are asked to be polite and gentle in both manners and words since monks are representatives for the Lord Buddha. Practically, monks and men can touch physically, but it is prohibited for women to have a physical contact with monks or novices.


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Wat Pho(Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Rajwaramahawihan)
Bangkok
(4.5)
   
Recommended duration : 1 hr
Start : $ 0.00
Opening Hours

- Open Daily : 08.30 - 17.30.

- Wat Po Thai Traditional Medical School(Thai Massage Service), Operating hour : 08.00 - 17.00.

Description

- Officially named Wat Prachetuphon Vimon Mangkararam, Wat Pho was believed to be founded during the 16th century and was later served as The Royal Temple of King Rama I of Chakri Dynasty.

- Wat Pho is located on Sanam Chai road and Maharaj road next to the Grand Palace. 

- Wat Pho is not only one of the most visited Buddhist temples in Bangkok but it is where history, medical science and educational institute combined.

- Wat Pho is, among Thais, also known as the nation first public university thanks to 1,360 marble inscriptions about medical, historical and liberal sciences places all around the temple where the people can read and learn anytime. 

- Marble inscriptions about medical sciences, anatomy and orthopedics are the origins of Wat Pho Thai traditional massage principles, which has made Wat Pho a world famous site. The traditional service, nowadays, is also available at the nearby pavilion. in 2008, Wat Pho was listed UNESCO Memory of the World (MOW) as a documentary heritage for Asia and Pacific Region.

- Tourists are appreciated to dress politely, no shorts, although trousers are permitted.

Credit : https://thai.tourismthailand.org/

Photo : https://www.watpho.com

You need to know

Tips for Visitors

  - Once entering the precincts of any temple please keep calm and be polite since the temple is a sacred place where religious rites and activities are performed.

  - Traditional or polite dress is required, while shorts above the knees are prohibited for woman. It is required to take off your shoes and put them on the shelf before entering religious buildings. Women are also prohibited from all areas set aside for monks to perform their rites.

  - The Buddha image is respected by all Buddhists. In temples and ancient monuments, photos can be taken, but never step on the image. Only permitted officer is allowed to climb up the image to clean and place the offerings.

  - For monks, visitors are asked to be polite and gentle in both manners and words since monks are representatives for the Lord Buddha. Practically, monks and men can touch physically, but it is prohibited for women to have a physical contact with monks or novices.

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