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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 #55 of 381 Activities in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Spas, Educational Sites
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Visiting the reclining Buddha is something quite special. However be careful of scammers outside. Between the souvenir vendors and the taxi's it is easy to get ripped off. Don't be afraid to haggle or walk away. Also be warned that it can get very hot inside and it may be difficult on children.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Aside from the novelty of being able to get a massage at the same time as visiting a temple, if you're looking to get a massage while in Thailand, this is the place - I had a number of massages while on a recent trip to Thailand, and this was far and away the best. During my one hour massage,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The best massage I have ever had. They say that Thai massage is the lazy man's yoga. The therapist applies pressure along the muscular and nervous system. Every single important spot on my body was worked on and I left rejuvenated. Some reviewers mentioned the lack of privacy. You do lay next to another dude. There were approximately 40 guests... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was incredible. They worked muscles I didn't even know I had and put their whole body into massaging and getting kinks out of mine. It's about $13 for an hour massage. I would get one every single day if I could!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There was only one thing that I had to do before I left Bangkok, and that was get a traditional Thai massage. What better place than where the Thai massage originated. The massage school is located on the same site as the Reclining Buddha. We first visited the gigantic laying statue where the building was over crowded and hot. Afterwards... More

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Oxford, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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

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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