One of the oldest temples in Bangkok Buddha called Wat Pho, popularly referred to as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, was built here in the XII century. The full name of the temple sounds like Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn.
The history of this vast complex is rich in various events. In 1782 there was founded a new dynasty, rulers of Thailand, as it did General Chakri, who proclaimed himself King Rama I.. The new king had to increase the size of the monastery is located here earlier and build a 41-meter-high stupa, which was later decorated with a mosaic of green images of Buddha belonging to ayutiyskoy school.