Wat Pho is a temple in Thailand. It is located in Phra Nakhon district of the city Bangkok close to Royal Grand Palace . Wat Pho temple is the place where the traditional Thai massage originated. Originally it was a center of education of traditional Thai medicine.
With its area of 80 000 m2 is one of the largest temples in Bangkok. It protects more than 1,000 paintings, sculptures and frescoes of Buddha. Among them is statue of Lying Buddha, 46 m long and 15 meters high, decorated with gold and pearls. South Wat Pho building complex serves as a Buddhist monastery and school.