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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

Address: 2 Sanam Chai Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phone Number: 0-2226-0335
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: One of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok features the famous...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok features the famous Reclining Buddha, which is the largest in Thailand measuring more than 150 feet in length.
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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Deserves a trip: The compound was much larger than the temple where buddha is located and thus took a quite a while to look around. The weather was quite hot, so I would suggest a very early visit!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I really loved this temple. The buddha is stunning. My only advice is you can walk from Koh San Road, it is quite close, no over-priced Tuk Tuk required. A must for photos!

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Quebec, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the Grand Palace which is just across the street and the Wat Pho in the same day and Wat Pho is my favorite. Only 100B and the place is less crowded than its neighboor. The architecture and the Colors are interesting and you can observe a large collection of Buddhas. Also, see the Reclining Buddha, which is very... More 

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Coupeville, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Aside from the size, I'm not sure what's so special about this statue. I did like the paintings on the wall, and would have liked to know more about them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Beautifully gilded, lacquered, and amazingly captivating, this is one of the most popular cultural icons in Thailand-- perhaps even in the world of Buddhism. This reclining Buddha lies gracefully on its side. Wat Pho is revered by most Buddhists and is thought to bring happiness, peace and calm when worshipped. Gangs of thieves and pick pockets are present at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

There are many Buddha's to visit in Thailand, if you do any this is one to see! The size alone is amazing. We did the Grand Palace first followed by the reclining Buddha. Be sure to wear clothing that covers your legs and shoulders, we paid 100 baht to rent happy pants but later found out that the lend them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The temple of the Reclining Buddha will overwhelm you with its sheer beauty and calm. very well maintained. A must visit

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Our first experience at a Wat was at Wat Traimit (the Golden Buddha) and we left underwhelmed. So perhaps our expectations were tempered when we decided to go to Wat Pho but this place really is incredible. The architecture, the variety of Buddhas, and the monks, were all interesting. The senses are bombarded by stimulating colors and shapes and sounds.... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great statue of the buddha,visited twice and what was once a quiet free place to visit is now a very busy attraction with a small fee,definitely something to see when visiting bangkok.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I must go back, my phone wasn't charged so I couldn't take any photos. wonderful, for anyone who wants to see ancient Thai architecture beautifully renovated this is the place. the silk prints outside the temple, which took me an hour to see and the ceramics displays were closed that day, were cheap, but I had to really barter for... More 

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