Wat Pho in Bangkok: A Detailed Guide for Travellers

Wat Pho Bangkok Guide

Are you looking forward to know what things to do and see at Wat Pho in Bangkok?

Or, do you want to know how to get to Wat Pho after your trip to Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Khao San Road, Pratunam or Siam Paragon?

All of your questions will be answered in this blog.

Wat Pho Attractions
Wat Pho Attractions

Here, I’m going to show you all the must-see places at Wat Pho through its beautiful pictures and significant information.

I will also share some important tips so you’ll be more familiar with this famous tourist spot in advance. These will include some of my personal experiences during my Wat Pho visit.

More so, I will list down 2 ways to reach Wat Pho―either by BTS Skytrain and Chao Phraya Express Boat or by BTS Skytrain and MRT.

All in all, this comprehensive guide will help you plan your trip to Wat Pho for a stress-free holiday in Bangkok.

Now, let me walk you through the amazing things to do and see at Wat Pho in Bangkok.

Why You Should Visit Wat Pho in Bangkok?


 

Wat Pho Temple in Bangkok

Wat Pho is a famous Buddhist complex located in the heart of Bangkok. It houses a giant, resting Buddha inside its temple complex that’s why it’s also called the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. This impressive structure is definitely the highlight of your visit to Wat Pho.

But if you think this is the only remarkable thing you’ll find here, better think twice.

Did you know that Wat Pho is not just the oldest temple in the capital centre but also the largest? Because of its historical significance, it holds a rich collection of Buddha images and figures. These images were accumulated from various abandoned temples in the country.

More so, it is named as Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimonmangkhalaram, and is part of the most revered temples in the country. Adding up to its respected reputation, Wat Pho is actually one of Thailand’s first public education centres that focused on literature, science, and religion.

To know more about this historically beautiful attraction in Bangkok, here are some of the things you’ll come to witness at Wat Pho.

The Best Things to Do and See at Wat Pho


 

Giant Reclining Buddha Statue at Wat Pho
Giant Reclining Buddha Statue

The reclining Buddha is undeniably Wat Pho’s top attraction. Because of its massive size at 150 feet long, this gigantic religious figure is quite difficult to capture entirely. It even appears to be squeezed in purposely just to fit inside this building on the western part of the complex.

Reclining Buddha of Wat Pho Bangkok

Clothed in golden colours, the Buddha statue is more than just a religious fragment of the past. Its brilliant shade and smooth structural design make it a key cultural piece of the country.

And just when you thought that’s all this golden statue has to offer, you got it all wrong.

Reclining Buddha Feet with Auspicious Symbols
The feet of the reclining Buddha

The feet of the reclining Buddha exhibit some intricate traditional decorations, which are called as laksanas. These laksana illustrations are made of mother-of-pearl, and are considered the important Buddhist symbols and characteristics.

There are over a hundred laksanas that correspond to the number of actions done by Buddha to acquire perfection.

Wat Pho Reclining Buddha Temple Bronze Bowls
Bronze bowls – Photo by Ssriram mt/ CC BY-SA 3.0

Also inside the pavilion that houses the reclining Buddha, you’ll find some bronze bowls along its corridor. There are 108 bowls, all of which refer to some important Buddha characters.

Visitors would often drop coins into these religious pieces for good fortune.

Belfry Wat Pho
Belfry

More than that, Wat Pho covers a lot more tourist spots within its vast complex. There are chapels, murals, and other religious facilities that deserve a visit.

One of the prominent attractions inside Wat Pho is this belfry located on the northwest section of the temple grounds.

Giant Chinese Guardians at Wat Pho
Giant chinese guardians

Since Wat Pho is a religious attraction, expect for some towering statues scattered all over the entrance of the buildings. Some of these are giant Chinese sculptures that serve as the guardians of the gates.

Phra Ubosot
Phra Ubosot

As the holiest building at Wat Pho, Phra Ubosot is the place where Buddhist rituals and gatherings are celebrated. This sacred ordination hall was under the guidance of King Rama I during the 17th century.

Phra Buddha Theva Patimakorn Statue in Phra Ubosot
Phra Buddha Theva Patimakorn Statue

Inside this vast building are highly refined decorations and religious images. And the most noticeable of all is the Buddha statue, which is called the Phra Buddha Theva Patimakorn.

You might think that this golden Buddha is just for religious purposes. Actually, inside the base of the Buddha image are some of the ashes of Rama I.

Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn built by Four King Rama
Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn

Consisting of four stupas, the Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn was created to honour the earliest Chakri kings. Each of these pagodas is standing at 42 meters, which makes it a great backdrop for your photos.

One of these large stupas was built by King Rama I. This pagoda is covered in green mosaic designs to shelter the remains of the Buddha from Ayutthaya. The other pagodas were made by Rama III and Rama IV respectively.

Phra Mondop
Phra Mondop – Photo by Adam Jones/ CC BY-SA 2.0

Phra Mondop is also a must-visit spot at Wat Pho. It’s a scripture hall with a library that is filled with Buddhist scriptures. Because it houses some important historical files, the building is off-limits to the public. Still, you can take delight with the mural paintings and giant figures around the hall.

Giant Phra Buddha Lokanat at East Temple of Wat Pho
Giant Phra Buddha Lokanat

Aside from the reclining Buddha, Wat Pho also has its own standing Buddha at the eastern temple complex.

You can find this massive statue inside the Temple of Giant Phra Buddha Lokanat. The golden Buddha that dazzles in Sukhothai style is called Phra Buddha Lokanat.

Phra Rabiang Cloisters
Phra Rabiang Cloisters

The Phra Rabiang consists of cloisters that illustrate different Buddha images from the Rama I period. Some of these images portray actions such as seating, standing, and carrying―all of which describe the encounters during the Siamese history.

Seated Buddha Sculptures
Seated Buddha sculptures

Seated Buddha statues are also visible at Wat Pho. These religious sculptures cover the entire row in this building. And just like all other Buddha images in the temple, these are clothed in golden colours.

Standing Buddha Statues
Standing Buddha statues – Photo by Preecha.MJ/ CC BY-SA 4.0

In this area, you’ll be surrounded by standing Buddha sculptures. These statues vary in sizes―some are full-grown while some are medium-sized. But even with the differences in length, these are all golden Buddha figures.

Political Nobleman Statues
Political nobleman statues

Guarding this building are these political nobleman statues. These stone sculptures were originally used as materials to stabilize ships during the early trading period with China.

Phra Prang
Phra Prang

Phra Prang is a Khmer-style tower that guards the key points at Wat Pho. Inside the temple grounds, there are four Phra Prang, each tower featuring marble designs and gold leaf highlights.

Phra Buddha Chinnaraja at South Temple of Wat Pho
Phra Buddha Chinnaraja

At the south section of Wat Pho, there’s the Phra Buddha Chinnaraja, a seated golden Buddha surrounded by five disciple statues. This Buddha figure was brought by Rama I from Sukhothai.

Phra Buddha ChinnasriMuninat at West Temple of Wat Pho
Phra Buddha ChinnasriMuninat – Photo by Andrew Shiva/ CC BY-SA 4.0

And at the western part of the Wat Pho temple seats the Phra Buddha Chinnasri Muninat. Aside from the golden Buddha, this area has a small museum.

Phra Chedi Rai and Gate
Phra Chedi Rai

At the gate of Phra Rabiang, you’ll witness some smaller chedis, which are also known as Phra Chedi Rai. Most of these were created by Rama III, while some were built by Rama I.

Chedis with a Single Base
Chedis with a single base

There are a couple of chedis that feature a single-base. These can be found along the corner of the buildings, to shelter the ashes of the royal family and even the remains of Buddha.

Wat Pho Entrance Fee and Opening Hours


 

Wat Pho Bangkok Ticket Price
Wat Pho tickets
Opening Hours

8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Ticket Price

200 Baht per person (Free entry for children under 120 centimeters)

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Dress Code Guidelines at Wat Pho – Wear the respectful clothing


 

Dress Code Guide at Wat Pho
Dress Code Guidelines

It’s important to know that Wat Pho isn’t just a popular attraction. It’s a religious complex that’s why you should wear proper clothing during your visit to avoid violating the rules and to enter the temple easily.

Dress code for men:
Should wear long pants, short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirts
Can wear short pants as long as it covers the knees
Can wear whatever footwear, including shoes, sandals, and flip-flop

Should not wear sleeveless shirts
Should not wear clothing with disrespectful image or slogan

Dress code for women:
Should wear long skirts or long pants that extend at least to the knees
Should wear shirts or blouses with sleeve
Can wear long dresses as long as it covers the shoulders and the knees
Can wear short pants as long as it covers the knees
Can wear whatever footwear, including shoes, sandals, and flip-flop

Should not wear tank tops and sleeveless shirts
Should not wear short dresses
Should not wear see-through and torn clothing
Should not wear leggings or any tight-fitting pants

Long Pullover Pant and Sarong
Long pullover pant and sarong

If you are wearing short pants, don’t forget to take with you a pullover pant or a sarong to cover your legs. This clothing can easily fit inside your bag, so you’ll just take it out and wear it once you arrive at Wat Pho. You cannot rent a long pullover pant or sarong at Wat Pho, but there’s a shop across the entrance selling these items.

Get a Hold of a Wat Pho Map In Advance


 

Wat Pho Map
Wat Pho Map – Photo by Wat Pho

For easy navigation around the complex, make sure you download the Wat Pho map here and save it on your smartphone. With your Wat Pho map, you’ll have a reference to the places inside the temple.

5 Important Things You Should Know Before Visiting Wat Pho


 

1. How much time do you need to allocate for your Wat Pho tour?

How Long to Spend at Wat Pho

In general, you can complete the Wat Pho tour within an hour. But if you want to fully enjoy and take in all the scenic views, then spend 2 hours inside the temple grounds.

2. Prepare in advance some small change

Orange Flag Chao Phraya Express Boat
Orange Flag Chao Phraya Express Boat

At times, the ticket counters may not have small change for your boat ticket. Therefore, it’s advisable that you prepare some in advance when paying for the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Wat Pho.

The ticket rate for the Orange Flag Boat (Chao Phraya Express Boat) is around 15 Baht per person.

3. Be mindful of some tuk-tuk scammers

Tuk-tuk
Tuk-tuk

Outside the Wat Pho temple, there are some tuk-tuk scammers who will inform you that the temple is closed and unavailable for visitors. Once they offer you cheaper tuk-tuk tours, step back because that’s certainly a scam. Be reminded that the temple is open every day.

4. Marvel at the giant reclining Buddha

Reclining Buddha Wat Pho
Reclining Buddha

Inside Wat Pho, you will have the chance to witness the huge resting Buddha at 150 feet long and 49 feet tall. Because of its impressive dimensions, this statue is tagged as one of the world’s largest and holiest reclining Buddhas.

5. Visit Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and Grand Palace in one day!

Grand Palace and Wat Arun Attractions
Grand Palace and Wat Arun

Did you know that Wat Pho is very accessible from Wat Arun and Grand Palace?

Actually, these three attractions are located close to each other; hence, many travellers would opt to visit them in one day.

These three temples are considered to be very popular tourist spots in Bangkok because of their spectacular beauty. No wonder these attractions are always jam-packed with tourists every single day.

When I visited Bangkok, I actually went to these 3 famous attractions in just one day.

To know more about the other two tourist spots, you can check my Grand Palace Bangkok blog here and Wat Arun Bangkok blog here.

To save time and effort, I highly suggest that you follow this route when visiting these 3 attractions in one day.

  • Grand Palace ⇒ Wat Pho ⇒ Wat Arun

Want to know how to make your Bangkok trip less stressful as well as save time and money?

I have listed down what important things that you should prepare in advance before going to Bangkok. So, you won’t panic or stress during your holiday in Bangkok.


How to Get to Wat Pho in Bangkok by BTS and Chao Phraya Express Boat?


 

How to Go to Wat Pho Bangkok by BTS and Boat
BTS Skytrain and Chao Phraya Express Boat

In this section, let me share with you how to get to Wat Pho by BTS Skytrain and Chao Phraya Express Boat.

The first step is to take BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin BTS Station. Then, you just need to walk to Sathorn Pier after alight at Saphan Taksin BTS Station.

From Sathorn Pier, you will purchase an Orange Flag Boat ticket and hop aboard the Orange Flag Boat (Chao Phraya Express Boat).

And then alight at Tha Tien Pier, which is just a couple of minutes away to Wat Pho.

Let’s check out the detailed guides below to know how to go to Wat Pho via BTS Skytrain and Chao Phraya Express Boat.

1. Ratchathewi BTS Station (Pratunam) to Wat Pho by BTS and Boat

Ratchathewi Pratunam to Wat Pho Bangkok by BTS and Boat

  1. Catch the Sukhumvit Line from Ratchathewi BTS Station to Siam BTS Station.
  2. Alight at Siam BTS Station and then change to Silom Line.
  3. Take the Silom Line from Siam BTS Station to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
  4. You should get off the skytrain at Saphan Taksin BTS Station and then look for the Exit 2.
  5. Climb down the stairs at the Exit 2 and then keep going straight in less than a minute, you will spot the Sathorn Pier on your left.
  6. Purchase Orange Flag Boat ticket at ticketing booth of the Pier.
  7. Board the Orange Flag Boat to Tha Tien Pier.
  8. After you leave the boat at Tha Tien Pier, go straight in less than 3 minutes, you will discover the Wat Pho temple on your right.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Orange Flag Boat + Walk to Wat Pho from Tha Tien Pier
= 19 minutes + 15 minutes + 3 minutes
= 37 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + Orange Flag Boat Fare
= 40 Baht + 15 Baht
= 55 Baht

*Refer here to see how to take the Orange Flag Boat from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Wat Pho.

2. Siam BTS Station to Wat Pho by BTS and Boat

Siam to Wat Pho Bangkok by BTS and Boat

  1. Hop on the Silom Line from Siam BTS Station to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
  2. Hop off the skytrain at Saphan Taksin BTS Station and then go out the Exit 2.
  3. Climb down the stairs at Exit 2 and then go straight ahead in less than a minute, you will see the Sathorn Pier on your left.
  4. Buy Orange Flag Boat ticket at ticketing booth of the Pier.
  5. Line up to take the Orange Flag Boat to Tha Tien Pier.
  6. After you get off the boat at Tha Tien Pier, go along the road in less than 3 minutes, you will find the Wat Pho temple on your right.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Orange Flag Boat + Walk to Wat Pho from Tha Tien Pier
= 11 minutes + 15 minutes + 3 minutes
= 29 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + Orange Flag Boat Fare
= 37 Baht + 15 Baht
= 52 Baht

*Refer here to see how to take the Orange Flag Boat from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Wat Pho.

3. Chit Lom BTS Station (Central World) to Wat Pho by BTS and Boat

Chit Lom to Wat Pho Bangkok by BTS and Boat

  1. Take the Sukhumvit Line from Chit Lom BTS Station to Siam BTS Station.
  2. Alight at Siam BTS Station and then transfer to Silom Line.
  3. Catch the Silom Line from Siam BTS Station to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
  4. Get down from skytrain at Saphan Taksin BTS Station and then head for the Exit 2.
  5. Climb down the stairs at the Exit 2 and then go along the walkway in less than a minute, you will see the Sathorn Pier on your left.
  6. Purchase Orange Flag Boat ticket at ticketing booth over there.
  7. Queue up to take the Orange Flag Boat to Tha Tien Pier.
  8. After you hop off the boat at Tha Tien Pier, keep going straight in less than 3 minutes, you will discover the Wat Pho temple on your right.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Orange Flag Boat + Walk to Wat Pho from Tha Tien Pier
= 18 minutes + 15 minutes + 3 minutes
= 36 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + Orange Flag Boat Fare
= 40 Baht + 15 Baht
= 55 Baht

*Refer here to see how to take the Orange Flag Boat from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Wat Pho.

4. Silom to Wat Pho by BTS and Boat

Silom to Wat Pho Bangkok by BTS and Boat

  1. Take the Silom Line from Sala Daeng BTS Station to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
  2. Alight at Saphan Taksin BTS Station and then go out the Exit 2.
  3. Climb down the stairs at the Exit 2 and then keep going straight in less than a minute, you will find the Sathorn Pier on your left.
  4. Purchase Orange Flag Boat ticket at ticketing booth over there.
  5. Line up to hop on the Orange Flag Boat to Tha Tien Pier.
  6. After you hop off the boat at Tha Tien Pier, go straight in less than 5 minutes, you will spot the Wat Pho temple on your right.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Orange Flag Boat + Walk to Wat Pho from Tha Tien Pier
= 12 minutes + 15 minutes + 3 minutes
= 30 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + Orange Flag Boat Fare
= 30 Baht + 15 Baht
= 45 Baht

*Refer here to see how to take the Orange Flag Boat from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Wat Pho.

A Step-by-step Guide on Getting to Wat Pho by BTS Skytrain and Orange Flag Boat

Saphan Taksin BTS Station
Saphan Taksin BTS Station

1. For the first step, take the Silom Line which will help you reach Saphan Taksin BTS Station.

Saphan Taksin BTS Station Exit 2
The Exit 2 of Saphan Taksin BTS Station

2. From Saphan Taksin BTS Station, head to the Exit 2 so you’ll find Sathorn Pier.

Saphan Taksin BTS Station Exit 2 Stair
The stair at the Exit 2 of Saphan Taksin BTS Station

3. Once you arrive at the Exit 2 of Saphan Taksin BTS Station, take the stairs down.

Head to Sathorn Pier
Walkway to Sathorn Pier

4. From the stairs, walk straight for a minute or so, and then turn left. From there, you’ll see Sathorn Pier.

Walk to Orange Flag Boat Ticketing Booth
Sathorn Pier

5. After turning left, head straight and you’ll find a ticketing booth. This is where you’ll buy the Orange Flag Boat ticket.

Orange Flag Boat Ticketing Booth at Sathorn Pier
Orange Flag Boat Ticketing Booth at Sathorn Pier

6. It’s easy to locate the ticketing booth. Just look for the booth with a “Chao Phraya Express Boat” or Orange Flag label. The one-way fare for the Orange Flag Boat ticket is 15 Baht per person. Be it known that this is the fixed price regardless of what jetty you alight.

Orange Flag Boat
Orange Flag Boat

7. Once you have your ticket, get to the Orange Flag Boat and wait for it to arrive at Tha Tien Pier. The travel time from Sathorn Pier to Tha Tien Pier is just around 15 minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on the signboard display so you’ll alight at the right destination, and that is at Tha Tien Pier.

Orange Flag Boat departs every 10 to 20 minutes
Orange Flag Boat operating hours: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Tha Tien Pier
Tha Tien Pier

8. After taking off from the Orange Flag Boat at Tha Tien Pier, head out of the pier and walk straight for about 3 minutes.

Tha Tien Pier to Wat Pho Bangkok
Walk to Wat Pho Bangkok

9. There you’ll find Wat Pho temple on the right side.

Guide Map – Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Wat Pho

To give you a better view of the instructions, here’s a Google Map from the BTS Skytrain, then Orange Flag Boat, and lastly, Wat Pho.

Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Wat Pho Bangkok Guide Map
Click here to see an interactive map from Saphan Taksin to Wat Pho

How to Go to Wat Pho in Bangkok by MRT?


 

Get to Wat Pho Bangkok by MRT
MRT – Photo by Rsa/ CC BY-SA 3.0

The another option is taking the MRT to go to Wat Pho temple. And, the nearest MRT Station to Wat Pho is Sanam Chai Station, Exit 1.

Let’s check out the detailed instructions below to know how to reach Wat Pho via MRT.

1. Ratchathewi BTS Station (Pratunam) to Wat Pho by MRT

Ratchathewi Pratunam to Wat Pho by MRT

  1. Ride the Sukhumvit Line from Ratchathewi BTS Station to Asok BTS Station.
  2. Alight at Asok BTS Station and then follow MRT direction boards to Sukhumvit MRT Station.
  3. Catch the MRT Blue Line from Sukhumvit MRT Station to Sanam Chai MRT Station.
  4. After you get down from MRT Train at Sanam Chai MRT Station, go out the Exit 1 for Wat Pho.
  5. It only takes less than 5 minutes’ walk to Wat Pho from Sanam Chai MRT Station, Exit 1.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Transfer to MRT Train + MRT + Walk to Wat Pho from Sanam Chai MRT Station
= 10 minutes + 5 minutes + 22 minutes + 5 minutes
= 42 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + MRT Fare
= 33 Baht + 26 Baht
= 59 Baht

*Refer here to know how to walk to Wat Pho temple from Sanam Chai MRT Station.

2. Siam BTS Station to Wat Pho by MRT

Siam to Wat Pho Bangkok by MRT

  1. Take the Silom Line from Siam BTS Station to Sala Daeng BTS Station.
  2. Alight at Sala Daeng BTS Station and then walk to Si Lom MRT Station by skywalk.
  3. Hop on the MRT Blue Line from Si Lom MRT Station to Sanam Chai MRT Station.
  4. After you get off the MRT Train at Sanam Chai MRT Station, head to the Exit 1 for Wat Pho.
  5. It only takes less than 5 minutes’ walk to Wat Pho from Sanam Chai MRT Station, Exit 1.

Tip: A skywalk is connected between Sala Daeng BTS Station and Si Lom MRT Station.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Transfer to MRT Train + MRT + Walk to Wat Pho from Sanam Chai MRT Station
= 5 minutes + 5 minutes + 15 minutes + 5 minutes
= 30 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + MRT Fare
= 23 Baht + 26 Baht
= 49 Baht

*Refer here to know how to walk to Wat Pho temple from Sanam Chai MRT Station.

3. Chit Lom BTS Station (Central World) to Wat Pho by MRT

Chit Lom to Wat Pho Bangkok by MRT

  1. Hop on the Sukhumvit Line from Chit Lom BTS Station to Asok BTS Station.
  2. Get off the skytrain at Asok BTS Station and then follow the MRT signboards to Sukhumvit MRT Station.
  3. Take the MRT Blue Line from Sukhumvit MRT Station to Sanam Chai MRT Station.
  4. You should go out the Exit 1 after you get down from MRT Train at Sanam Chai MRT Station.
  5. Walk to Wat Pho temple from Exit 1 of Sanam Chai MRT Station in less than 5 minutes.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Transfer to MRT Train + MRT + Walk to Wat Pho from Sanam Chai MRT Station
= 4 minutes + 5 minutes + 22 minutes + 5 minutes
= 36 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + MRT Fare
= 26 Baht + 26 Baht
= 52 Baht

*Refer here to know how to walk to Wat Pho temple from Sanam Chai MRT Station.

4. Silom to Wat Pho by MRT

Silom to Wat Pho Bangkok by MRT

  1. Catch the MRT Blue Line from Si Lom MRT Station to Sanam Chai MRT Station.
  2. After you hop off the MRT Train at Sanam Chai MRT Station, look for the Exit 1.
  3. Then, walk to Wat Pho temple from Exit 1 of Sanam Chai MRT Station in less than 5 minutes.

Estimated Time Required = MRT + Walk to Wat Pho from Sanam Chai MRT Station
= 10 minutes + 5 minutes
= 15 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = MRT Fare
= 26 Baht

*Refer here to know how to walk to Wat Pho temple from Sanam Chai MRT Station.

Guide Map – Sanam Chai MRT Station to Wat Pho

If Sanam Chai MRT Station is your starting point, you can check the Google Maps below to know how to walk to Wat Pho conveniently.

Sanam Chai MRT Station to Wat Pho Bangkok Guide Map
Click here to see an interactive map from Sanam Chai MRT Station to Wat Pho

How to Go from Grand Palace to Wat Pho?


 

Grand Palace to Wat Pho Bangkok

If you’re done touring Grand Palace, there’s no better adventure than to visit Wat Pho. Both Grand Palace and Wat Pho are closely located to each other―perhaps just 12 minutes away.

To help you navigate from Grand Palace to Wat Pho easily, simply check the Google Maps below.

Grand Palace to Wat Pho Bangkok Guide Map
Click here to see an interactive map from Grand Palace to Wat Pho

Wat Arun to Wat Pho Guide


 

Wat Arun to Wat Pho Bangkok

Another nearby attraction of Wat Pho is Wat Arun. To reach Wat Pho, you just take the cross-river ferry from Wat Arun Pier to Tha Tien Pier. The boat fare is only 4 Baht per person.

After you alight from the ferry boat, head out of the pier and walk straight for a couple of 3 minutes.

I’ve also prepared Google Maps below so you can easily navigate from Wat Arun to Wat Pho.

Wat Arun to Wat Pho Bangkok Guide Map
Click here to see an interactive map from Wat Arun to Wat Pho

Khao San Road to Wat Pho Guide


 

Khao San Road to Wat Pho Bangkok

  1. Take the Orange Flag Boat from Phra Arthit Pier to Tha Tien Pier.
  2. After you leave the Orange Flag Boat at Tha Tien Pier, go straight in less than 3 minutes, you will notice Wat Pho temple on your right.

Estimated Time Required = Orange Flag Boat + Walk to Wat Pho from Tha Tien Pier
= 5 minutes + 3 minutes
= 8 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = Orange Flag Boat Fare
= 15 Baht

And lastly, if you’re from Khao San Road, you can also reach Wat Pho with the help of the Google Maps below.

Khao San Road to Wat Pho Bangkok Guide Map
Click here to see an interactive map from Khao San Road to Wat Pho

Join a Day Tour to Wat Pho, Grand Palace and Wat Arun


 

Wat Pho, Wat Arun and Grand Palace Day Tour
Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Wat Pho

Since Wat Pho is located near Grand Palace and Wat Arun, all these attractions are often toured by visitors in one day. And that’s what I did during my trip to Bangkok.

And if you want to have the most comfortable trip to these three tourist spots, simply join a day tour.

The day tour is just the perfect option for those who are busy travellers who don’t have extra time planning for transportation and such.

With the day tour, you can easily explore Wat Pho, Grand Palace, and Wat Arun. And, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the longtail boat cruise that showers you with breath-taking city views from the Chao Phraya River!

The day tour is led by a local tour guide so you’ll reach all the three destinations smoothly. This means you won’t have to think about what public transport to take or where to take off. Everything is taken care of.

Plus, the local tour guide is highly professional and knowledgeable. Because of this, you will gain valuable insights about the attractions, including its history, cultural importance, and more.

Not only that, you can ask recommendations for the best shopping and dining spots in the area.

You will also get an E-Guided Tour of the Grand Palace for free! This material comes in different languages such as English, Chinese Mandarin, Chinese Cantonese, Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Russian, and Vietnamese.

For the assembly location of the day tour, it’s positioned just outside of Victory Monument BTS Station, Exit 2, making it very easy to locate.

So, if you want to enjoy all these amazing advantages, simply join the day tour and enjoy all the beautiful attractions in comfort.

To help you decide, you can read the reviews here made by previous travellers who availed of the day tour.

And to give you an idea of the updated tour rates, itinerary, assembly location, and actual schedules, just see the link below.

Conclusion

Wat Pho is undeniably one of the most popular attractions in Bangkok that you should see for yourself. It’s more than just a temple; it holds a part of the country’s rich culture and history.

All the Buddha statues, stone guards, towering chedis, and religious relics make up to its unique beauty. So, make sure to include this in your Bangkok itinerary and enjoy all the attractions Wat Pho has to offer.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my entire blog for Wat Pho. I do hope you find it helpful and informative for your personal Wat Pho adventure.

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Once again, thank you and I hope you will have a great and memorable trip to the ever-beautiful Wat Pho temple in Bangkok.

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