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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

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Address: 2 Sanamchai Road. | Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phone Number: 0-2226-0335
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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One of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok features the famous...

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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Very Nice Temple

I went to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha as a part of Gate 1 Travel. It was really nice, but very hot. We went in April which is the hottest month in Thailand. I really... read more

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha as a part of Gate 1 Travel. It was really nice, but very hot. We went in April which is the hottest month in Thailand. I really enjoyed learning the history and seeing all of the beautiful Buddha's. I would definitely recommend seeing this sight if you are in Thailand, it... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A beautiful vibrant temple with quite a bit to see. The main attraction of the reclining Buddha is something you really must see in person to appreciate the sheer size of it. The rest of the temple and gardens are fairly big and serene, away from the bustle. We saw monks meditating and chanting which was interesting. Nice experience, good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Too many Buddhas at the temple. The reclining one was spectacular but there were so many statues of Buddha that it became quite boring after a few minutes. The crowds on the day we visited also spoilt our experience.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wat Pho is quite disappointing to visit after completing a tour around the Grand Palace. Everything at Wat Pho looks just average after seeing the magnificent stuff at the Grand Palace. To see the reclining Buddha you have to enter into a crowded chamber and walk your way slowly around the statue. The best thing, in my opinion, about Wat... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A smaller complex than the Grand Palace- which still needs to be seen, but, besides the inspiring statue of the Reclining Buddha, we found that fewer visitors, water springs and small rockeries and gardens made for a more serene and contemplative experience. It was easy to take pictures without thousands of coach parties in the way and we found the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Big temple, not too many ques and waiting time, 100bht admission with a free water ticket. The reclining Buddha is beautiful and the walking around it is set up in a way that makes it very easy and not too crowded! Besides the Buddha the temple is amazingly beautiful

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Still around the palace, this place beautifully interesting people who come around. simply because the reclining buddha which become a mandatory place to take a picture while you were in bangkok. easy to reach simply by the river boat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much history here. And the crowd of people was amazing. A cultural experience and a must see if you are in Bangkok. Take a tuk tuk

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting and grand. However too much precious Thai money is spent to maintain these shrines which is surrounded by homes in squalor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While I'm bkk it's a really shame not to see amazing tamales. One of them is reclining Buddha. I had a nice time. Price is really cheap. Wear something longer than I did otherwise u will have to cover your self ( they provide long "skirts " ) free of charge. Worth visiting

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While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.