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Wat Pho, Bangkok,   the official name being Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn

It is polite for people in general and Buddhists alike to pay respect to the temple because it is a sacred place where religious rites and activities are performed. Once entering the precincts of any temple, please keep calm and be polite. Traditional or polite dress ( shorts above the knees are prohibited for woman ) is required. It would be polite to take off your shoes and put them on the shelf before entering every religious building. Woman are also prohibited from all areas set aside for monks to perform their rites.

An image of the Buddha symbolizes the Lord Buddha and is respected by all Buddhist people. In temples and ancient monuments, photos can be taken of yourself beside, but never on the image. Only permitted officer is allowed to climb up the image to clean and place the offerings.

Monks represent the Lord Buddha and are regarded with respect by Buddhist people and the general public. Visitors are asked to express their gentleness in both manners and words toward the monks just like you are right before the Lord Buddha himself.

Practically, monks and men can touch physically, but it is prohibited for women to have a physical contact with monks or novices.

Temple is a centre of cultural heritage and local intellect as well as religious rites. The Tourism Authority of Thailand would like to request for your cooperation in complying with the above mentioned advice. These rules apply to all Buddhist Temples in Thailand.

Wat Pho, ( Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn, ) Page 2, Bangkok Temple
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