Adventures of an English teacher living and teaching in Thailand.
Published May 11th 2016
In a city swarming with tourists from all over the world and East and West intermingling with complete ease, the one place where one can still experience the undiluted magic and mystery of a culture and religion as old as time itself, is at Wat Pho temple.
To get to Wat Pho temple, take a riverboat ride from the Central Pier at Sathorn to Tha Thien pier. Just off the pier a row of charming riverfront stalls offer a wide variety of beautiful and very affordable souvenirs as well as delicious traditional Thai food to tempt your tastebuds. A short walk brings you to Wat Pho temple.
Please be advised that any visitor to the temple should take care to dress modestly, no sleeveless tops, shorts or flip-flops. Before entering any of the temple buildings inside the temple grounds, please take off your shoes and always keep a respectful manner inside the temples.
Included in the entrance fee is a free bottle of ice-cold water and there is a small cafe within the temple grounds selling cold drinks, ice cream and snacks.
Wander around the temple grounds at your leisure, and enjoy the wonderful architecture and intricate decorations on and inside the temple buildings. Wat Pho is the home of the awe-inspiring Reclining Buddha and many other visual delights. It is a center of calm, peace and tranquility within the bustling city outside its sturdy walls, and well worth visiting.