Wat Pho (Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn) is famous for its giant reclining Buddha that measures 46 metres long and is covered in gold leaf. The temple complex also has the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand and maintains the title as the country’s earliest center for public education, specializing in religion, science and literature. Wat Pho is also famous for traditional Thai massage, and is home to the Wat Pho Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School since 1955. It offers basic courses in Thai Traditional Medicine including: Thai Pharmacy, medical practice, Midwifery and of course, Thai Massage.
Visiting Wat Po by day is a must-do for all new visitors to the Kingdom of Thailand, despite the crowds and the heat. But did you know that you can also visit the grounds of this temple at night? It’s a completely different experience to walk amongst the greenery of the temple grounds uninhibited by the throngs of tourists that populate the temple during the day!
Taste of Thailand will show you the beauty of Wat Po by day in our recently launched new temple tours along the Chao Phraya River, or by night on our Tuk Tuk Urban Odyssey!