Wat Phrachetuphon Wimonmangkhalaram Ratchaworamahawihan (WAT PHO)
Of all the monasteries of the first class Royal temples,this is the most important, as it was built by monarchs beside the Royal Grand Palace.Originally,it was an old temple from the Ayutthaya period named Wat Photharam, and people have always called it Wat Pho.We still do today. In the reign of King Rama III there were no printed books,and people in general did not have access to the education available in temples.
Wishing to rectify this, the king ordered texts to be inscribed on stone slabs around the temple which people could read and learn from.As a result, Wat chetuphon came to be regarded as "The first university in Thailand"
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 hrs. -
Admission Fee : Free of charge for Thais and
100 baht for foreigners
For more information, callè : 0 2226 0335, 0 2226 0369 How to Get There : SkyTrain to Saphan Taksin Station S6. (Silom Line), Take Exit 2 and go to Chao Phraya River Express Boat Pier.Take boat heading to Tien Pier (N.8) and walk straight to WAT PHO