At Wat Pho Massage School Sukhumvit they preserve the authentic techniques of deep muscle pressure that have been developed over thousands of years and leave guests relaxed and invigorated like little else can. The Sukhumvit branch of Wat Pho Massage School is a place to receive a massage and learn the skills involved, but – despite its name – it is nowhere near the actual Wat Phra Chetuphon temple (located next to the Grand Palace); it is more conveniently found in the Phrom Phong area of downtown Bangkok a few metres down Sukhumvit Soi 39. This branch is not as well known as the original but still offers the particular style of massage that has been taught in Wat Pho Temple since it was made Thailand’s first ever university, specifically to teach traditional medicine and health practices, and is the only other branch to carry the Wat Pho name in central Bangkok.
Wat Pho Massage Sukhumvit campus is very popular with the Japanese fraternity of Bangkok and reception staff speak Japanese and English, with autographs of Japanese celebrities lining the walls. You should be warned that it is busy here and bookings are definitely advised, especially when it’s raining. Thai massage at Wat Pho Massage School Sukhumvit Campus relaxes the mind, empowers the body and costs a fraction of what massage parlours charge in Western countries.
Opening Hours: 08:30 – 24:00
BTS: Phrom Phong
Address: Sukhumvit Soi 39, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2261 0566