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December 12, 2006
From journal More Bangkok for Your Buck
by captain kait
Houghton, New York
June 19, 2005
The rest of the wat is also worth seeing for the architecture. There are many, many chedis (elongated peaks), as well as traditional Thai turned-up roofs with colorful tiles. Another great feature of Wat Pho is the massage school, one of the original schools of Thai massage, and a very reputable one. I had a half-hour massage where I was taken into a room filled with platform bed-type structures and fans. On a hot day, or any day, this is both refreshing and relaxing. Thai massage is an intense, somewhat invasive type that requires you to allow your masseur to have control. They use their whole bodies to twist, rub, and stretch you until your body is tension-free. There are many places that offer Thai massage at reasonable rates, but Wat Pho, as the original with a specific system of training, is guaranteed to be one of the best.
From journal The First, and Unforgettable, Bangkok
December 30, 2002
The big surprise of the day was the Reclining Buddha. We knew it was big, but when you walk in, you are met with a huge image. The statue itself has a small childlike grin and is lying quite comfortably on his side. His feet are ornately decorated with mother of pearl. The hall was filled with a continuous clinking. Upon investigation, we found 30 monks' bowls lining the walls of the temple. Buddhists place money in the bowls for the monks.
Lesson learned: Bring high-speed film. Some places don't allow flash (or any) photographs inside the temples.
From journal Bangkok Thailand
Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
December 10, 2010
From journal A Visit to Wat Pho
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
July 9, 2008
From journal Post-Grad Celebration - Bangkok
July 8, 2008
From journal Hot Hot Hot Bangkok
March 13, 2002
I found the massage to be quite unique, not only because you wear loose fitting clothes but also because being somewhat limber is a plus. Laying on my stomach, both legs were bent to touch my heels to my rear. With fingers clasp behind my neck, still laying on my stomach, the upper portion of my torso was pulled upwards in a yoga cobra position. Lastly, I was told to sit with my legs stretched out in front touching my toes as my shoulders were massaged. It was very relaxing and effective on the muscle aches. The galleries contain nearly 400 images of Buddha.
From journal Bewildered in Bangkok
February 22, 2001
From journal Bustling Bangkok
Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 18, 2011
From journal Our Bangkok Experience
Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
September 9, 2010
From journal 4 busy days in Bangkok