Saturday, November 26, 2005

Wat Pho Temple and Massage in Bangkok

Wat Pho Temple History

Wat Pho Temple and Massage, BangkokBangkok is the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand; the tourists called Krung Thep, Siam or the City of Angels. The part ancient city of Bangkok is called Ko Rattanakosin area, historical and culture heritage was collected in this area. Wat Pho or Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn, is the top grade royal monastery, during the reign of King Rama I of the Chakri Dynasty. Wat Pho was built at the same time with Grand Palace, an old monastery from the Ayutthaya period. The old name of Wat Pho is Wat Phodharam but people often to called Wat Pho.

Location Of Wat Pho

Wat Pho is located at the south of the Grand Palace, with Thai Wang road in the north, Sanam Chai road in the east, Setthakan road in the south and Maharat road in the west. It’s opened daily between 08:00 - 17:00 hrs, with an admission fee of 20 baht. Tourists must be in polite dress, no shorts, although trousers are permitted.

Bangkok Attractions Wat Pho

- Phra Uposatha: The main chapel was constructed in the reign of King Rama I in Ayudhya style is very beautiful Phra Uposatha. - Phra Maha Stupa: The Outer side of balustrades around the main chapel is decorated with a series of 152 selected bas-reliefs depicting scenes from the Ramayana as described by Thai verses. - Phra Rabeng: is a double cloister surrounding the courtyard of the chapel. - Phra Maha Chedi: a group of four Hugh pagodas surrounded by white wall with Thai-Chinese style sheltered gates decorated with color-glazed tiles and Chinese rockeries guardians. - Sala Rai: Along the main chapel yard both inside and outside (separated by the monastery wall) stand many rectangular plat formed pavilions. - Body Massage: Medical Science School and Body Massage.

Thai Massage

The Body Massage of Wat Pho is very famous about Thai traditional medical science. Wat Pho is regarded as the first University of Thailand traditional massage that offers free education Thai traditional medical science can be found throughout all of the Thai community, with certain cures from herbs and other ingredients. There are 2 kinds of Thai traditional massage science: one is following the contorted hermit postures; and another is herbal massage.

Thai Traditional Medical Science School and body Massage

• Open daily during 08:00 - 17:00 hrs. • Massage service fee 250 baht / hour. • Herbal Massage service fee 350 baht / hour. • Foot Massage Fee 250 baht / hour. More information please contact (662) 221-2974, 221-3686, 622-3550-1

How to go

1. Bus Nos. 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 25, 32, 43, 44, 47, 48, 51, 53, 82, 103. 2. Air-conditioned bus Nos. 1, 6, 7, 8, 12, 44 3. Chao phraya Express boat. Get off at Tha Chang pier, Tha Tien Pier or Pak Klong Talad Pier, then walk through Thai Wang Road entrance.

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