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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

definitely worth having a visit. my husband and i really enjoyed it. i would recommend it to anyone travelling in and around in Bangkok. quite possible to visit Wat Arun and Wat suthat in one day!

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The statue is huge, and so are the crowds. The place got quite stuffy inside, though lines moved quickly. The administration was efficient. I guess this place is part of all organized tours anyway. About the statue: Its huge, its magnificent. The carvings at the foot of Buddha is also very interesting. There are nice temple like structures outside also,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

You won't be disappointed when visiting this temple. It's located near The Grand Palace and is about a ten minute walk. The main attraction is the amazing golden reclining Buddha image located in a building as you enter the complex. The sheer size of the Buddha image is stunning and the first look you see when entering the building is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The art, architecture are great and hard to describe - this is a must see place. Excellent Thai massage at the Massage School too. Was disappointed by the shop on the temple grounds selling overpriced (B40 per can or bottle) drinks, which turned out to be well passed their sell by date too. Wished I used my token (came with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A treasure of overwhelming size the reclining Buddha of Wat Pho is a huge icon whose temple origins date from the Ayudhya period. A must when visiting Bangkok. Go early to beat the crowds!

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

You have to see it to really believe the size of the Reclining Buddha. Amazing to say the least. Just a note that women need to have a long sleeved top on and long pants / skirt as they won't let you into the actual Buddha. They do provide a lovely green wrap that reminded me of a dressing gown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. The Buddha and its surroundings are beautiful and it is nice to kick off your shoes and walk around.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

LOVED this place, the reclining Buddha is unbelievable, has to be seen, you could pay 20 baht to purchase 108 coins that you put individually into 108 monk bowls, afterwards there were lovely grounds to wander around, you could watch the monks in there daily prayers.

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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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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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