Wat Pho Thailand

This is the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok, built in 1788 on the site of an even earlier temple. It is known as the birthplace of Thai massage and the home of the giant golden Reclining Buddha.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248727
Names
Reclining Buddha Temple
Temple of the Reclining Buddha
Wat Pho
Wat Phra Chetuphon Thai
Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn (official name) Thai
Wat Po Thai
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Timeline

1788
Construction of Wat Pho