Wat Pho is one of the most famous tourist destinations that everyone who comes to Thailand must visit at least once. Due to its long history and a lot of beautiful buildings for exploration. Many adventures await. Hence, today we would like to tell you about the history of Wat Pho. The things you must see when visiting, how to get there, and the dress code you must wear. Also, how much does it cost to finally find a perfect place to stay that you don’t want to miss out on?
Wat Pho is one of the oldest temples in Thailand and is also home to the country’s most important school of medicine and traditional massage. Researchers believe that it existed since Thailand was still in the Ayutthaya Kingdom when King Narai the Great reigned. (around the 17th century)
But as time went by, Thailand changed from the Ayutthaya Kingdom to the Rattanakosin Kingdom. As the first king in his reign, King Rama I ordered the rebuilding of the complex temple on an earlier temple site. So it has become his main temple and is where some of his ashes are enshrined. Later, King Rama III decided to renovate Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Rajwaramahawihan. As a result, it became the landmark and Bangkok attractions that we see today.
In Wat Pho, there is a lot of interesting architecture and sculptures for exploring and taking pictures, such as
Wat Chetuphon is located on Rattanakosin Island, directly south of the Grand Palace in the Phra Nakhon District of Bangkok. For tourists that want to visit the temple, you can choose from a variety of ways to travel according to your convenience. Such as,
For more information, you can contact (+66-2226-0335).
The temple is open every day from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm. If you want to avoid people and take a good picture, we recommend you go there in the morning. Because in the afternoon, this place will be packed with tourists from around the world.
But before you go in, consider that this is one of the most well-known and respected temples in Thailand. Therefore, there are many rules for you to acknowledge before going there, such as
*For the dress rule, if you don’t have clothing that meets the requirements, there will be a coverall for you to rent near the entrance.
If you didn’t know, the Thai government has strict rules forbidding high-rise buildings on Rattanakosin Island. So even though there are many places for you to visit on the island, there are only a few good places for you to stay. Because most of the hotels and hostels on the island are quite old.
So, if you want to spend quality time relaxing and making the most of your vacation. We recommend you find a hotel outside the island, but it shouldn’t be too far from your desired destination. For a simple reason, Bangkok is known for having a lot of traffic jams, so you should avoid it.
But there is one ideal location that meets the above requirement, which is ibis Style Bangkok Silom. This is one of the most stylish hotels in Bangkok because the hotel is new, affordable, and located in the heart of the city.
Additionally, the hotel is also near BTS Saladaeng and MRT Silom, making it a convenient option to travel to Bangkok attractions. Hence, if you stay at the hotel, you can travel around Bangkok quite easily. Especially when you need to visit Wat Pho, you can travel via MRT, bus, or taxi. All these methods will not exceed 20 minutes of your time.
289 Silom Road, Silom Sub-district, Bangrak District, 10500 Bangkok
Tel. 02 352-5999