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Visiting Wat Pho

Learn about Wat Pho, one of Bangkok's biggest and oldest temples, in this Howcast travel video.

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Wats -- or Buddhist temples -- are an important part of most Thai people’s lives, so it’s no wonder that Bangok has so many of them. It would be impossible to visit every temples, but there are a few you’ll want to make time for, like Wat Pho.

Wat Pho is one of the biggest and oldest of Bangkok’s temples, as well as one of the most beautiful.

Wat Pho is most famous for being home to the massive Reclining Buddha, over a hundred feet long and 15 feet high.

There are also over a thousand more Buddha images in Wat Pho -- Buddhas in all shapes and sizes!

Wat Pho also contains one of the oldest Thai massage schools. If you get a massage there, it will be much less expensive than any spa. It may not be luxurious but a Thai massage at Wat Pho is sure to be the real thing.

You can also take a class at the massage school and learn to give Thai massages yourself. Classes last several days, so plan ahead.

Wat Pho is an important stop on any trip to Bangkok, so be sure to include it during your visit.

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