ACCOMMODATION NEAR THE TEMPLE OF THE RECLINING BUDDHA

The Temple of the Reclining Buddha

the_temple_of_reclining_buddhaWat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan , or the former name Wat Pho, also known as The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is a Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand, located in the Rattanakosin district directly adjacent to the Grand Palace. Its official full name is Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn the temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.

Wat Pho is named after a monastery in India where Buddha is believed to have lived. Prior to the temple’s founding, the site was a center of education for traditional Thai medicine, and statues were created showing yoga positions.