Wat Pho, one of Thailand’s oldest and largest temples, traces its roots back to the 16th century. Its claim to fame, however, lies in its housing of one of the world’s largest and most breathtaking reclining Buddha statues. (+ Wikipedia)
Upon entering the temple, your eyes will be drawn to the colossal Reclining Buddha, a magnificent figure stretching an astonishing 46 meters (150 feet) in length. This golden masterpiece represents the Buddha’s final moments before entering nirvana, adorned with meticulous mother-of-pearl inlay on its feet and a visage of serene contemplation.
Beyond its spiritual significance, Wat Pho is renowned as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. Within the temple complex, visitors can experience this ancient healing art at the traditional Thai massage school, a perfect opportunity to rejuvenate body and spirit amidst cultural exploration.
Dress modestly: To respect the sacred atmosphere, wear appropriate attire, avoiding shorts, sleeveless tops, or revealing clothing.
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