Enjoy the beautiful and interesting river sights of Bangkok, including many temples. Take a self-guided boat trip on the regular express boat on the Chao Phraya river from the Phra Athit Pier (near Khao San Road) to the Sathorn pier (BTS Taksin Bridge) or vice versa. Find a map in the sidebar >>>

Wat Pho

Next to the Royal Grand Palace, the 17th century Wat Pho, or Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklaram as it's officially known, is an old Bangkok temple famed for its amazing 46-meter long reclining Buddha and traditional Thai massage school. The sixty 200-year old medical inscriptions on the walls are used as the base for treatment.

Many of the towers are inlaid with Chinese porcelain in beautiful patterns and there are many Chinese statues from the time that Thai ships delivering rice to China used them as ballast on their return trip with their empty ships.

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