One of the popular temples in Bangkok for visitors has got to be Wat Pho (or Wat Po). Also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, it’s located in Bangkok’s old town on Rattanakosin island. As its only moments away from the Grand Palace, it’s a popular combination of sights to visit together.
Wat Pho is only around 2 kms away from ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai. There are many ways to get there. Zipping around a traditional Tuk tuk is a popular choice, or simply taking a quick taxi ride. The adventurous can rent a bicycle for a ride around this picturesque neighborhood, or take an easy stroll.
Visitors to temples in Thailand must remember to follow the strict dress code! Respect the sacredness of the space by dressing modestly. For women, this means covering the shoulders and chest area. Also, remember to wear bottoms that go past the knees. For men, long pants and shirts with sleeves are a must! Remember to leave your shoes at the designated spots before you explore. If you’re not dressed for it, visit the ever-present stalls offering cover-ups (often at a cost).
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