BANGKOK FEBRUARY 2016 : WAT PHO

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Hi everyone! I'm back with some new experience I've got after travelling to Thailand for 7 Days! So happy that after a long wait about 11 months since we bought the ticket, me, boyfriend and couples of friends finally went to Thailand on February 17, 2016. I'll split the blog post content by destination, hostel review and things to do in Thailand.

Here's the first post I'm going to share with you, my experience of exploring their famous destination, Wat Pho. Me and BF were actually plan to go to Pattaya on first day of our arrival, but we cancelled it due to our lack of information on how to get there hahaha. Our first hostel are located in Chatuchak, near Chatuchak MRT and BTS Mo Chit. Since it's our very first visit to Thailand and still confuse reading the maps, we decided to ride the MRT and go to Hua Lampong Station, the main station in Bangkok, in hope to find a train to go to Pattaya. After some search, We then realize that only there one train a day from Bangkok to Pattaya in the morning ( 6:55AM Sun-Fri ), and we have been really really late.

We were done! We have reached Hua Lampong Station ( check the map at the end of this post ) and didn't know where to go! There Si Praya Pier near Hua Lampong MRT, we then walk there about 15 minutes. After learning the map routes, from Si Phraya Pier, we can go to Tha Tien Pier which near to Wat Arun and Wat Pho. There our first destination, Wat Pho. The Entrance fee cost 100 Baht and we got one free mineral water. Damn, mineral water here is really clean and fresh.


Park view between the Pier and Wat Pho. There will be a lot of fruit and food seller near the Pier, don't forget to stop by and taste their fruit. I bought pineapple and rose apple about 20 baht each. So good to eat in the kind of humid weather in Bangkok. Even though we came on February, the weather already reach 31C degree at noon.


This huge sleeping Budha can be found after the entry gate, please be note that if you came with inappropriate clothes ( tank top and or short pant), you'll need to cover your body with special coat provided by their staff, you also need to barefoot in order to enter the room, there will be bag to carry your shoes.



NOTE :
Wat Pho
2 Sanamchai Road, Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10200, Thailand. ( maps )
Entrance Fee 100 Baht + free mineral water.
Operational hour 8AM to 5PM

How to get here:
Wherever you are, try to reach BTS near your location and go to Saphan Taksin BTS Station. Directly find exit to go to Sathorn Pier to ride the boat. You can choose between Orange Flag or Blue Flag ( Tourist Boat ) boat. If you still confuse about where to stop, try the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat, the staff will inform you the location every time the boat pulled. Orange flag cost 13 baht while the Blue flag cost 40 baht. From Sathorn Pier, go to Tha Tien Pier.
I don't really understand about bus route, as I remember, Bus number 1, 25, and 44 pass the bus stop near to Wat Pho.

BTS, MRT and Boat Maps Routes in Bangkok City


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