A site for herbal medicine and traditional massage therapy, the Wat Pho temple with its Reclining Buddha statue happens to be the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok. Appropriate dress should be worn. The statue of the reclining Buddha measures 46 metres in length and is covered in gold leaf.
Wat Pho is also famous for Thai massages. Thai massage is different from other therapeutic massages and gives the recipient an invigorating feeling.
The yoga style postures help relieve stress and increase blood circulation. A 30 minute massage can cost around 120 Baht, and a full-hour massage 200 Baht.
English-speaking guides are available. They charge anywhere from 200 to 400 Baht depending on the number of people in the group and the visitor’s negotiating skills.
If one has a keen belief in astrology, one can consult astrologers and palm readers within the Wat Pho premises. Blessing of a monk is also available against a small donation to maintain the temple.
Timing: 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (Massage available till 6:00 p.m.) Admission Fees: 20 Baht
If we visit Bangkok in the mid December is it worth it? Can we friends have fun at that point of time? And what can we do over there and where all can we visit? And do we get any tour guides to show us the entire place?
What are the attractions we should not miss in at Bangkok? Please suggest me some good food joints too. What are the options for recreations. Where can i take my children? Also enlighten me about the shopping options?
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