Wat Pho

Wat Pho

Night scene in front of Wat Pho

Wat Pho is known as Wat Phra Chetuphon, and as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, an image that depicts the Buddha’s passing into Nirvana. The gold-plated Reclining Buddha is 46 metres long and 15 metres high. The eyes and feet are decorated with mother-of-pearl. Carvings in the feet depict the 108 characteristics of Buddha. The temple is a centre of Thai traditional massage. A regular massage costs 250 baht an hour, while a herbal hot compress massage costs 350 baht an hour. A 30-hour Thai traditional massage course can be completed in 10 to 15 days for about 4,500 baht.