Wat Pho in Bangkok Thailand

Wat Pho ‘Temple of the Reclining Buddha’ Bangkok

Wat Pho is one of Bangkok’s – and indeed Thailand’s – most famed temples. Named after a monastery in India where Buddha is believed to have lived, the temple is located in the Rattanakosin district near the Grand Palace and is home to more than a thousand Buddha images. The 160 ft long Reclining Buddha is housed here, hence Wat Pho is also popularly known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha.

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Wat Pho is also renowned as a center of traditional Thai massage, and is home to one of the earliest Thai massage schools. Plaques at the temple are inscribed with illustrations of massage treatments; therapeutic points and energy pathways known as sen are engraved, with explanations carved alongside.

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