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Wat Pho Thai Traditional Massage School

2 Sanamchai Road | Wat Po, Tatian, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
(+66) 2 221-2974
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Ranked #53 of 366 Activities in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Spas, Educational Sites
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Oxford, England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This must be the best-priced activity in Bangkok! Having visited the temple complex at Wat Pho, I found my way to the back where the massage school is. There's a blissfully air-conditioned waiting room... I arrived around 2pm and there was a 40 minute wait. I paid 260 baht (for a half hour of Thai massage) and was given a... More

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Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

i have one thai massage there for half hour. But i just feel it is moderate only, not really relaxing enough.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Wat Pho massage school is at the back end of Wat Pho or the sleeping Buddha temple. Just the fragrance on entering the place will stay with you for a long while. The place is slightly crowded and there is not much privacy there but the massage is really good. Much better than the other places you get massages.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went to Wat Pho for Thai Massage - I think it's an old temple and popular for its thai massage school. I think I went there with too high of expectation and thought it would be the best thai massage I would defintely have. But, no- the massage was so so and it was just too much hassle taking a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Spending a slow day at wat pho, it was wonderful to have a massage here at the school in the middle. Having had countless Thai massages (and ability to compare), this one was excellent. It added to a bit of the culture and history of the temple for sure.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Here, at the traditional Thai massage school you get simply the real McCoy - full stop. The school is a big hall divided into sections of about 8 beds each and clients are lined up on the beds for their massages. There's no music, smell of incense and all the usual hotel spa stuff. It is airconditioned and you'll appreciate... More

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Me and my friends decided to go here on our first day to escape the heat and relax. It was anything but relaxing. It was ridiculously painful (although I am told that is what Thai Massages are meant to be so who knows...) and they click every part of your body... parts you didn't even know clicked. It was an... More

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New Haven
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Receiving an authentic Thai massage at Wat Pho was a great start to my day of sight-seeing in the area. The price was 420 Baht for a 60-minute full body massage, in addition to the Wat Pho entrance fee itself. The massages are performed in a large open room with capacity for I would guess about 30-40 people. Nobody in... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

.. There is something very Thai and truly special about having your Thai Yoga massage inside this particular temple (Wat Pho). All treatments are provided inside a large Sala (Buddhist pavillion) with bright red ceiling - but without any private rooms. There are just a few treatments to choose from, but all of them are authentic Wat Pho traditional massage... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My neighbor recommended to stop by and get a Thai massage after visiting Wat Pho. It was just what I needed after a long hot day. My husband who never had a massage before even agreed to do it because it was affordable. We didn't make a reservation before hand and we waited just about 5 minutes to get in.... More

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