You can never run out of things to do in Bangkok. This is the secret why millions still choose Bangkok as their perfect holiday spot. The variety of things to see and do is two-fold. Bangkok is a cosmopolitan center, but can also reveal its traditional charm. Tourists in the know flock here to get their culture fix. You can marvel at Buddhist temple art, or learn about traditional Thai massage. For those tourists, finding a hotel near the temple of reclining Buddha (Wat Po) is important.
The map doesn’t lie. The ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai hotel is the nearest international brand hotel to Wat Po. Only around 2.5kms away, it’s a stroll or a brief 15 minute car or tuk-tuk ride to get there. Wholly refurbished since April 2017, the hotel imbues the Viengtai hotel’s renowned hospitality with ibis Styles flair. The hotel offers 215 rooms in 3 different room types. So solo travelers, groups of friends or families can find the perfect space they need. This hotel near the temple of reclining Buddha (Wat Po) offers many great amenities. They include an outdoor pool, comfy ibis SweetBed™ and trendy Streats Café, Bar & Bistro and Bakery.
It’s actually more than just a singular temple, it’s an entire temple complex! Wat Po is also one of Bangkok’s oldest. Additionally, it’s one of only six temples classified as first-class royal temples.
There are two famous draws for visitors to Wat Po. The first? The stunning 46 meters long reclining Buddha figure. Secondly, Wat Po is renowned as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. Locals and foreigners alike can learn authentic Thai massage from the masters here. Many murals detailing Thai massage techniques further dot the temple grounds. UNESCO has even recognized it for being Thailand’s first public university. Massage lovers who haven’t tried an authentic Thai massage are in for a treat!
There’s more to the old town area than Wat Po, too! Visitors can visit many of Bangkok’s museums and cultural institutes, including the refurbished Bangkok City Library. Hungry? Be sure to try the food at some culinary institutions. Famous shops include Pad Thai Thip Samai or Michelin-starred street food at Jay Fai. All of this makes your hotel choice even simpler! When booking the best hotel near the temple of reclining Buddha (Wat Po)? Go for ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai – the best ibis Bangkok hotel!